Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Review -- ENOCH KENT -- One More Road

Enoch Kent
Borealis Records
Robby Burns Day has just passed, and that is a time thoughts turn to all things Scottish, and that is a perfect segue for reviewing One More Road. Well if there is even a hint of plaid in your family tree, you will want to check out Enoch Kent. This guy is as Scottish as a haggis, or bagpipes, and it comes through in this raft full of songs (16 in-all). Kent, was born in Scotland, and now lives in Canada. He has a voice as rich, and smokey as the finest Scotch whiskey. This CD is a mix of material. There are traditional sings such as Jamie Raeburn, Itches In Me Britches, Harlaw and Johnnie Lad. Then Kent mixes in his own material including; Childrens' Games and The Dancing Fool, two self-composed pieces by the artist which match perfectly the strongly traditional flavour of this CD. This is music that is thick with the Scottish brogue, songs straight from the peat bogs and highland haunts of movie such as Braveheart. The songs here hearken back to a much earlier time, and as such, might not be the music for everyone, but anyone who wants to connect their Scottish roots, this is a CD that really is a must have. Kent's unique, gravely, yet clear voice is compelling, and is absolutely perfect for the material. Look it up at www.enochkent.ca

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper March 4, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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