Review: Pete Eastmure – Devil’s Taxi

Canadian singer-songwriter, Pete Eastmure, is back with another brilliant collection of songs. Starting off with the title track, with its delicate mandolin, we’re introduced to Eastmure’s style of authentic Americana. A standout track for me is ‘Lake Superior Sunset’ with it’s swooning pedal steel and organ helping to paint the picture and set the scene. ‘Always Springtime’ is another gem. Eastmure’s vocals sound stronger on this particular song, the chorus, though original, has a comforting familiarity about it. ‘Long Run’ sees a shift in the mood slightly and the arrangement is much simpler and stripped back. It’s an easy listen; the production is polished throughout, the traditional instrumentation adding to the authenticity. Eastmure’s vocals are clear as he makes sure every word lands with the listener and the songs are well crafted. Eastmure continues to impress with this latest album which captures the essence of his artistry. 

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