Lucky Overton is a singer-songwriter based in Southern Colorado who is known for his raw and soulful blend of Americana styles. His latest album, College Town, is a delightful blend of country, blues, and folk and “focuses on the struggle of finding love and a place in the world, while making and learning from the regrettable mistakes that come from being young in a college town.”
Watch Your Back is the album’s opening track and perfectly embodies the down-on-your-luck sentiment of the blues, with “Can’t you see we’re going nowhere fast?” serving as the song’s refrain. The track is embellished with the help of session players, with harmonica, organ, and slide guitar bringing out the pained, weathered emotion of the lyric.
There’s a painfully poignant air to Sun City Skyline, and the lyrics are a poetic blend of heartbreak and sunset imagery. The vocal harmonies are stellar on this one, as is the wistful, melodic pedal steel guitar break after the first chorus. Overton’s voice is raspy and heartfelt, effortlessly bringing the story to life. This track is just one of many highlights on the record.
This album is for anyone who likes their music sincere and soulful. Lucky Overton has produced a collection of songs that encapsulate all the best elements of Americana music and showcase his distinction as a storyteller.
BELOW: Listen to College Town and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Lucky Overton by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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