Here is a review I did not so long ago for Jamie Duff’s self-titled debut EP.
It can be the easiest thing in the world to assess an album and a singer from a genre, that I’ve always admired and connected with.
The melodies, arrangements and lyrics are comforting and not beyond comprehension.
Then I listen to the lead singer-songwriter, their commitment and style of voice and the interpretations of their views and visions, of all that is and what has brought them to this point.
Folk, Country/Folk, Country/Rock has drawn a valuable new member to the club in the name of Jamie Duff with his debut self-titled EP.
It contains five songs that from the intro of track 1 ‘Shirts and Ties’ had my full attention and my foot tapping, I’m excited already, an excellent opener to the EP.
Further tracks ‘Masquerade, ‘Coming home’ and ‘Green Eyes’ also echo this feel good factor and the full on musical and vocal arrangements create a massive impact to the songs, that make you want to get up and dance like nobody’s watching.
The final track ‘Shining Light’ takes it down a notch but doesn’t disappoint.
Jamie’s vocal is sincere and the message of hope and to never give up is the perfect ending to a fresh, contemporary and radio ready debut EP.
I’ll say it again, I am excited about this EP and Jamie Duff as a stalwart folk artist, who I’m sure is only at the beginning of a very successful career.
© Zoë Farrell