Sean Walsh This is American music. Not entirely country, but this folksy singer/songwriter has a decided melancholy in his voice that goes well with the pedal steel guitar accompanying him and the downward-sloped progressions of his choruses.
For what's a seemingly homemade affair, Walsh has conjured up a rather expansive backing band. Acoustic and electric guitars, upright bass, French horn, piano, wurlitzer, the pedal steel, and several different types of percussion played by a variety of players help to flesh out arrangements and make song like "Life is OK" seem full and complete while Walsh's folk traditionalist, sullen, oberst-esque delivery reassures at the same time it questions.
Involving none of the politics the title might suggest, American Music is instead a deeply personal and rich release, showing marked potential from a capable and self assured young performer.
Check out Sean perform his song "Will You Miss Me" live HERE.