Lucky Dog

Opening with “Ramblin’ Man’s Lament” and skating through nine other tracks of sleepy, Nick Drake with a twang acoustic mumbling, Zachary Lucky’s latest is best served with a Sunday nap and a warm blanket, listened to with a stray cat that you named after your wife who committed suicide. Yeah, it’s a bit of a downer, but a beautiful downer - Julie Doiron fans can relate. As a songwriter and composer, Lucky’s work is simple and effective - the sparse slide guitar/strings/banjo and back ups on such tracks as “Morning Words” are all they need. Closer “Sun’s Coming Up” leaves the listener with a breath of hope - which is all you can ask for today.

Published in Volume 68, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 20, 2013)

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