Took me a bit getting around to the debut 12-track release by Charlie Worsham entitled ‘Rubberband’, but here it is at last.
The songwriting is solid, songs are radio-friendly, great musicianship, and it’s traditional country at its very core.
The lead track “Could It be” (my favorite) almost put me in mind of the country group Alabama. “Tools Of The Trade” a mid-tempo song with Vince Gill and Marty Stuart is another standout.
Charlie’s voice is strong and he sings with ease. I love the distinctive breaks in his voice at different points in songs, just a stylistic choice that sets him apart from other male artists.
The album has a very organic feel to it, not overly-produced, and a very introspective feel to it. I highly-recommend it.
Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.