Benjamin Wetherill, Laura; Hollowbody, Inside the Wolves

It’s not all acoustic female singer-songwriters from me in this issue of The Sound Projector (see reviews of Josephine Foster and Nancy Wallace elsewhere in these pages).  The boys are here as well, on a mission to prove that they can be just as sensitive and emotionally aware as their female counterparts.  I have no idea if there are such things as distinctively male and female approaches to songcraft, but both the Benjamin Wetherill and Hollowbody albums give strong indications of the rewards and pitfalls of this kind of music.

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