Todd Adelman & The Love Handles

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Todd Adelman & The Love Handles
Todd Adelman & The Love Handles

Porch Lantern Music
4 out of 5 stars

Todd Adelman has done it again. In 2006, when he released Henry’s Diner, this writer called the Nederland-based singer/songwriter “brilliant,” and said that Adelman was defining roots folk Americana.

His latest release, which drops this month, titled Todd Adelman and the Love Handles, follows suit.

Honest, heartfelt and personal, this release showcases, once again, Adelman’s ability to combine rock, country and folk into one seemless package that not only gives courteous nods to his legendary predecessors, from Neil Young to Uncle Tupelo, but also forges its own path of uniqueness.

The album also features a new backing band behind Adelman that is as impressive as the songwriting. With Bret Billings on pedal steel, Don Ambory and Greg Schochet on telecaster, Beth Amsel on harmony vocals and a rhythm section of bassist Lee Alexander and drummer Diego Voglino, Adelman delivers an album that could be one of the best country folk recordings to come out of the hills of Nederland since Nitty Gritty Dirt Band threw down tracks at the now-gone Caribou Ranch Studio. (Note: for the live performance, Adelman will be joined by bassist Ray Smith and drummer Paul Smiddy.)

If you like a little twang with your folk, grab this album. It won’t disappoint.

— Brian F. Johnson

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