Trevor Sewell review…September 2, 2017….

TREVOR SEWELL

CALLING NASHVILLE

AN AMERICANA ADVENTURE

SOME DAY–MOUNTAIN OF GOLD–FADE TO GREY (FEAT. JANIS IAN)–MATTER OF TIME–LONG TIME AGO (FEAT. TRACY NELSON)–YOU AIN’T WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR–TEAR IT DOWN–STAND NEXT TO HIM–WAY YOU ARE–BLANKET OF HOPE–SHADOWS (FEAT. JANIS IAN OM PIANO)

Trevor Sewell hails from the UK, and spent several years as an accomplished “session man” before hitting out on his own.  He’s got five albums, six American tours, and a whopping seventeen international awards already under his belt.  For his sixth album, he ventured to the Sound Emporium here in our fair city and got Geoff Wilbourn on board as producer.  The result is eleven all-original cuts of blues, roots, and Americana, aptly-titled “Calling Nashville :An Americana Adventure.”  On this set, the multi-skilled Trevor is on vocals, bass,  mandolin, guitars and keys, and has several well-known folks as guests, including Tracy Nelson, Janis Ian, and Vickie Carrico on duet and backing vocals.

These cuts indeed take the listener on an Americana adventure of sorts, as the aforementioned genres’ included herein are augmented by Trevor’s unique, burnished-quality vocal style.  Leading off is a gospel-fired cut that utilizes Kellen Michael Weinrich’s fiddle before blasting off with Doomsday guitars to warn us all to “Some Day, break that chain, and treat each other right!”  “Mountain Of Gold” deals with relationships where one party is seemingly never satisfied, “chasing the horizon that will always disappear.”  The set takes a jazzy turn, with Trevor and duet partner Janis Ian at odds over having each other’s backs during hard times, “Fade To Grey.”  Ian returns to help close the set, as her piano and Trevor’s vocal are the only instruments in the somber ode to that one true love, “you chased the Shadows away.”

We had two favorites, too.  Tracy Nelson adds the duet vocal on the story of a couple who’ve had their share of good days and bad days, vowing to stay true to themselves, “Long Time Ago.”  And, on the set’s bluesiest rocker, Trevor’s guitar fires off one furious run after another  over the swingin’ groove of a potential paramour  who just “Ain’t What I’m Looking For.”

Many fans wonder where the “real” music is nowadays.  We’ve had the good fortune to report on much of it within the pages of this humble forum, and artists such as Trevor Sewell are right in the middle of it, giving listeners a varied collection of great songs within “Calling Nashville.”  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: