Friday, September 19, 2008

Chris Cotton: The Big Sea

Chris Cotton
The Big Sea
Little Fish Large Pond [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
If you are looking for a change of pace then folk blues artist Chris Cotton's fourth album The Big Sea could be your fix. Cotton's music is hard for people to categorize but if Leadbelly and Tom Waits could do an album together that might be close. The Big Sea is a solid listen all the way through because you can just tell that Cotton has poured everything into it and regardless of how you categorize him the album grabs hold of you and really does fit in a shuffle playlist with all of your indie friends!

Key Track: "Heartbreaking Mind"

Band With Similar Fire: Tom Waits w/ the Blues

Going Home (mp3)
What Would You Do? (mp3)

Official Chris Cotton Website
Chris Cotton MySpace

-Reviewed by Aidan Rox