Browne, Michael Jerome / Road Is Dark, The
Album: Road Is Dark, The   Collection:Blues
Artist:Browne, Michael Jerome   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Borealis Recording Co.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-04 Pull Date: 2012-02-05
Week Ending: Dec 18
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 15, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Doin' My Time

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-11-24
Multi-instrumentalist out of Canada with his fourth release. Whether it’s guitar, banjo or viola he’s playing, it’s all top-notch. Blues with some country / bluegrass stylings. Most songs are just Browne, a few with a washboard, one with full band. Great, great stuff. Every song worth a play. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: All.

1. (3:29) Mid. Beautiful picked guitar with slide work. Driving, urgent and heartfelt.
2. (2:51) Mid. Upbeat with guitar and washboard. Insane guitar.
3. (5:01) Slow / Mid. Title track. Dark mood, Hollow voice.
4. (2:55) Mid. Country blues, Ominous feel. Short, powerful finish.
5. (3:51) Mid. Old blues, circa Robert Johnson, played on a “pink kids’ guitar”. Nice.
6. (3:29) MId. Upbeat, despite the lyrics. Driving and dang good.
7. (4:05) Slow. Dirge about the singer’s mother dying. Very deep stuff.
8. (2:39) Mid. Old timey rag with washboard. Energetic.
9. (3:53) Slow. Banjo and guitar. Dark.
10. (2:56) Mid. JB Lenoir song. Bright and upbeat with guitar and washboard.
11. (4:35) Slow. Reverend Gary Davis song. Death song. Lonesome.
12. (3:38) Mid / Fast. Mandolin, harmonica, guitar, bass. Upbeat country / bluegrass / blues song. Killer.
13. (3:41) Slow / Mid. Viola, fiddle, guitar. Country blues.
14. (4:02) Slow / Mid. Sparse with guitar. Echoey and very cool.

Track Listing
1. Doin' My Time   8. G20 Rag
2. Married Woman   9. Sing Low
3. The Road Is Dark   10. The Whale Has Swallowed Me
4. Graveyard Blues   11. Death Don't Have No Mercy
5. At It Again   12. If Memphis Don't Kill Me
6. One More Empty Bottle   13. Right Now Blues
7. Sinner's Plea   14. Morning Prayer