Title - 'A Step Behind'
Artist - Nathan Ignacio
Nathan Ignacio is a One Man Band out of Modesto CA.
On the road most weekends playing in bars, taverns, theaters and dives, he finds inspiration in the old sounds of blues, folk, Americana and more.
His brand new album, A Step Behind (out now via IAC Records) is a quite brilliant showcase for what this young man can do - and fully deserves all you attention.
1. 'She Never Knew' (6:38)
2. 'I'm Not Broken' (2:55)
3. 'Weathered' (5:12)
4. 'Blame It on the Heartache' (3:15)
5. 'Vincent Black Lightning' (5:44)
6. 'A Step Behind' (3:30)
7. 'Broken Hands' (5:20)
Being "sold" as 'a graphic novel and CD' and informing us to 'stay tuned for part 3 of the story,' the opening track begins with a stand up and be counted spoken message, before holding our breath and counting to three, we're into the beautiful, free flowing 'She Never Knew' (featuring vocals from Heaven Lindsey-Burtch).
The quieter 'I'm Not Broken' ("I like late nights, I don't like mornings; I don't like mornings, so I don't mourn no more") allows us to notice Ignacio's vocal length and depth, and that's followed by another version of his voice within the road weary 'Weathered.'
'Blame It On The Heartache' is a wondrous harmonica and fiddle-driven (by Austin Broder) musical ditty and is backed by one of my own personal favorites here, the low-brow, but energetic at the same time 'Vincent Black Lightning.'
The stoic title track, complete with sorrowful harmonica back bone is next and then the album rounds out with the best cut (for me), the blues and hard soul R&B roll of 'Broken Hands.'
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