Lydia Jenkin is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

Album Review: Delaney Davidson - Bad Luck Man

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Delaney Davidson - Bad Luck Man cd cover.
Photo / Supplied.
Delaney Davidson - Bad Luck Man cd cover. Photo / Supplied.

It's always a pleasure to find an album so visceral that it immediately draws images to mind. With this album it's all about the southern states of America - cowboys, swamps, dark dive bars with untuned pianos, snakes, dust, voodoo, maybe the occasional vampire a la True Blood.

It's all tremendous fun wrapped in a bit of melancholy. Life's tough, but as long as you can get a whiskey, it'll be alright. Originally a Christchurch resident, but now something of a wandering minstrel, Davidson has played around the world, and brought his resulting tales of humanity to bear on the Bad Luck Man. His weary, gravelly, crooning may take a listen or two to get used to, but it's addictive, and the instrumentation and arrangements are pitch perfect in their wisdom and sense of humour.

Stars: 4/5

- NZ Herald

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