Artist: Scott Tuma
Album: Not For Nobody
As far back as Souled American, the Chicago ur-alt country band with whom he played guitar from the late 80s to mid 90s, Tuma was always looking to explore beyond the boundaries of a received sound. Souled American were a brew of the traditional, the psychedelic and plain odd– stretching what were ostensibly country and bluegrass songs by slowing the pace to a crawl and making the familiar seem eldritch and uncanny. Along with the unearthly twin vocals of Joe Adducci and Chris Grigoroff, Tuma’s guitar playing was central to this subtle shifting of the ground, and after he left to concentrate on his own work he continued on this path upwards and away from the traditional – all the while keeping it as a guide, a granular part of his voyages.
Read the rest of this review over at The Liminal.
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