Bill Staines is a populist painter in song. His pigments are nothing more than ordinary human beings; his canvas is nothing less than the world.
October's Hill, looks back on thirty-plus years of making music, yet also looks brightly toward tomorrow's horizon. This, his twenty-second album, delivers in all respects: probing, thoughtful songwriting; lovely and remarkably catchy melodies destined to remain in your head; and interpretations of some his personal favorites with warmth and wit throughout. Staines knows the secrets of great songs and can always get the rustiest voice singing along. Here he gathers new and old into yet another delightful album.