David Williams = Bob Dylan + Jeff Mangum
It sometimes amazes me what can come from one man and his guitar. Beyond that, it makes me proud when that man lives in the great state of Utah. Portland Sessionsshowcases Williams’ fragile voice remarkably well. All of it was recorded in Portland with Adam Selzer, who has recorded with such recent greats as The Decemberistsand M. Ward. The increase in quality highlights subtle details that help elevate the feeling of this album, giving detail to backup vocals, double bass backdrops and even an electric guitar. The end product is a truly beautiful album that consistently emanates with sublime emotion. David Williams truly deserves more fame than he might even want.