Local Music Reviews December 2015

Local Review: Tom Bennett – The Man Who Shook the Trails of the Devil’s Hounds

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Tom Bennett – The Man Who Shook The Trails of the Devil's HoundsTom Bennett
The Man Who Shook the Trails of the Devil’s Hounds

Sweet Salt Records
Street: 05.24
Tom Bennett = Caleb Followill + Woody Guthrie

Smokey vocals atop greasy slide guitar, this is a folky, bluesy good time. While I bristle at talk about spiritual matters and storytelling in modern music, I felt that Bennett’s album is good time to be had by all. A local activist, I first heard this local prodigy at a clean-air rally in 2013, and was amazed at the coarse but sexy vocals the man has. The album exhibit’s Bennett’s well-traveled story and love for traditional folk singing. Despite all the religious talk, I would highly recommend this. –Alex Cragun