RHR249 - Tilt-A-Whirl - Drew Nelson
"His songs sound like the rest of us feel...dazed, angry, amazed and climbing." - John Gorka
Mixing the roots-rock sounds of Bruce Springsteen with the storytelling sensibility of Nanci Griffith is Drew Nelson on his Red House Records debut Tilt-A-Whirl. This gritty and soulful Americana record busts right out of the gate with the blue-collar anthem "Promised Land," a rockin' opener that traverses the eroding landscape of the American dream.
Drawing from his years on the road and the people he's met along the way, the 10 tracks that follow introduce us to a cast of characters from out-of-work war vets, forsaken lovers, to migrant workers and other directionless souls. Drew brings their sad and beautiful working class stories to life as they struggle to hold on to their hopes and dreams as they get jostled and spun like the carnival ride that lends it's name to this modern Americana classic.
01 - Promised Land - Drew Nelson
02 - Danny and Maria - Drew Nelson
03 - Dust - Drew Nelson
04 - St. Jude - Drew Nelson
05 - Lessons - Drew Nelson
06 - 5th of September - Drew Nelson
07 - Here to There - Drew Nelson
08 - What She Does - Drew Nelson
09 - Copper - Drew Nelson
10 - My Girl (Shooting Star Wishes) - Drew Nelson
11 - Hallelujah Morning - Drew Nelson