A Baker’s Dozen of Upcoming Albums, through the Photographer’s Eye
Robert Rex Waller Jr.
While Robert Rex Waller Jr. is far from a household name, he’s the frontman for my favorite West Coast band, I See Hawks in L.A., whom I affectionally reviewed in ND some time back. With his distinctive vocal style and sensibility that harkens back to a time in the ’70s when what we now call Americana was gaining form, his first solo album is, oddly enough, one of covers. With songs by Nina Simone, the Doors, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Hollies, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young, Fancy Free takes us on a soundscape of exuberance and heartache, and much in between. My personal highlight is “Waterloo Sunset,” which is part, whether intentionally or not, of a wonderful Ray Davies and the Kinks revival. The album takes flight on July 1.
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