The opener “The Hanging Tree” is my favorite on the EP, though it’s difficult to narrow it down to just one track. After a serene instrumental introduction, the song transforms into a peppy banjo and violin whirlwind that ebbs and flows with gritty vocal verses. The quiet quiver of “Dancefloor” follows.
“Poor Man’s Song” is a haunting banjo pluck that Kris Drever recently covered on his own album Black Water. “Sweet Annie Lee” leans more into a Dylanesque folk style, while the quirky bluegrass number “Salesman Song” would surely be a hit at Mountain Stage.
Nightjar – Poor Man’s Song (mp3) *
*mp3 hosted on the website of Song, By Toad Records & & the links are posted here w/ their permission