Dvorak, Luba / American Sin
Album: American Sin   Collection:Country
Artist:Dvorak, Luba   Added:Sep 2019
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-09-09 Pull Date: 2019-11-11 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 27 Oct 20 Oct 13 Oct 6 Sep 29 Sep 22
Airplays: 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 23, 2024: The Iron Skillet
Single Scoop Single Lady
4. Dec 17, 2022: Hanging In The Boneyard
2. Nov 04, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
5. Sep 17, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
Brooklyn Twang
3. Mar 18, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
American Sin
6. Aug 20, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
American Sin

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2019-09-07
It has indeed been a long strange trip for Luba Dvorak. This descendant of Antonin emigrated from Czechoslovakia as a child to Canada and now after a few stops including a stint at Steve Earl’s song camp, hangs hangs his hat in Brooklyn where he creates his great Bakersfield cum Tex-Mex sound. Along with a splendid band featuring luscious pedal steel guitar come clever lyrics such as “Well, cocaine and porn stars/Ain’t as fun as they sound,” when singing about LA life. Special mention to track #5 due to its subject (immigration) and its sublime use of acoustic instruments.

RIYL: Steve Earl, Dwight Yokum, Jose Guzman

**1 lovely toe-tapper with twangy pedal steel (fast, 3:28)
**2 clever lyrics on this lament about LA living (fast, 2:59)
***3 great channeling of Steve Earl in this tip of the hat to Hank, John & Waylon (medium, 2:32)
4 bittersweet ode to California living from one who’s stuck in Arizona (medium, 5:11)
***5 haunting tale of migrant family headed north accompanied with bone chilling hand hand tom-tom & squeeze box (slow, 3:10)
**6 sweet & dreamy ballad of love lost accented with Spanish guitar (slow, 2:39)
**7 beautiful love song to a hurricane/woman? (medium, 3:46)
*8 cowboy love song to his rodeo and his desert rose, makes you almost feel the bronc’s bucking under your posterior. (fast, 4:07)
*9 hard rocking tale of a white hot love that flamed out (fast, 3:05)
10 truly unique cover of a Tom Petty classic (3:37)

* Mr. Bones especially likes these

Track Listing
1. Single Scoop Single Lady   6. If I Go Down In Flames
2. Brake Lights (On The L.A. Freeway)   7. Irene
3. Brooklyn Twang   8. Queen Of The Rodeo
4. Leaving Arizona   9. Loving You Is Wrong
5. American Sin   10. Walls