Don Amero

Heart on my Sleeve

This fourth full-length album from Winnipeg’s North End troubadour is a Juno-nominated effort, and one in which Amero’s silky voice grabs a hold of your hand and takes you for a leisurely-paced, reflective walk in the woods. Amero’s greatest strength is well-written songs that can tell an affective story, exemplified best on this recording by such tracks as Sound of Us Going Down and opener Turn These Grey Skies Blue, the best among several swelling countrified love songs. It moves along fairly briskly and tells a relatable tale of anticipation. Don Amero isn’t breaking down genre divisions or creating a sound you haven’t heard before, but he has written, produced, and recorded himself a release to be proud of; one of the more enjoyable acoustic love-ins released in recent memory.

Published in Volume 67, Number 26 of The Uniter (May 29, 2013)

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