I don’t mind leaving the Canadiana theme at the moment because this 2010 album is the perfect compliment to my previous Eaglesmith‘s ‘50 Odd Dollars‘ lisen. As you might expect from the Old Crow Medicine Show alum, it’s a beautiful album and a gorgeous trip through small town America.
‘Piety & Desire’ is a a love song to his beginnings as a New Orleans busker; named after two streets that run parallel through the city’s 9th ward where Landry cut his teeth for years. With this album he creates gorgeous characters and loves from “quarter rats” to barmaids, merchants to thieves. The Felice Brothers co-produce the album with Landry and Jeremy “The Searcher” Backofen. It also features the talents of Jolie Holland, Brandi Carlile, Ketch Secor, Sam Parton and many others artists, creating an album that is timeless and at times other-worldly. The perfect “road album”.
Favorites includes ‘Annie‘, ‘Tennessee‘, ‘Careless Love‘, and the uber-infused New Orleans inspired ‘Angel of Mine’.