But nowhere does this British gentleman shine more than as a songwriter. Lowe consistently displays a great sense of melody, impeccable song structure, hooks galore, featuring clever wordplay to embellish a terrific story, a memorable character or a unique way of looking at a situation.
Listen to the entire CD here, and listen especially for some of my favorite moments:
Hayes Carll's "(I'm Gonna) Start Livin' Again If It Kills Me".
Griffin House's "Crackin Up".
Longtime WYMA favorites The Parson Red Heads version of "Don't Lose Your Grip on Love".
One of my very favorite singers, Canadian Ron Sexsmith's "Where's My Everything".Caitlin Rose doing "Lately I've Let Things Slide", here.
Robert Ellis' "All Men are Liars". See Live version here:
Full list of songs and artists here: Fiesta Red Records
Purchase here: Music Millennium or at better independent record stores everywhere, especially in your town.
Lowe Country is a terrific collection of cover songs. Highly recommended.