Country music straight from the heart – Thrift Store Poets
Hailing from Oklahoma, Christopher Ledgerwood is a songwriter and music producer who recently sent us his latest record with Thrift Store Poets. Consisting of just five tracks, the release is the perfect soundtrack for cruising the empty streets of your city at night and contemplating over your life choices but with a smile on your face and not regret. Music-wise Thrift Store Poets are playing rock-influenced country with a strong blues feel. Their music is neither too dramatic nor too positive. It comfortably sits somewhere in between making your time with it always exciting and enjoyable.
The tracks here are mostly mid-tempo paced, with opener ‘Devil’s Game’ our total favorite of the bunch for the cool dialogue between the guitar and the piano. If you’re in the mood for a heart-breaking country anthem then follower “Least of These” is definitely your jam with its absolutely beautiful and touching lyrics. Its intimate acoustic guitars are almost left to sing their sad tunes in the background of the mix… and that harmonica in the end perfectly crafted sound and composition.
Not sure if we dig the violin-driven instrumental track in the record too much but maybe its more chaotic feel was on purpose as the piece is called ‘Orchestrated Noise’. Anyhow it still makes for a cool prelude to the closing ‘Something Better’. That’s the most uplifting track on the release, both in terms of lyrics and music. To have it actually at the end of it all was a top choice as it leaves you wanting for more from Thrift Store Poets. Let’s see where they will take us next time.