Monday, February 27, 2012
Nils Lofgren, Old School: The Guitarist Returns
Rock vet Nils Lofgren returns with a new album that stays on the mind. I speak of his Old School (Vision Music 1016). The emphasis is on songs, possibly commercial potential things, and they are generally catchy and memorable with a roots-country rock directness. Vocally and guitar-ally Nils is in fine form.
He delivers twelve songs and after a listen or two you feel convinced of his sincerity. There is a little Bruce Springstein parallelism here: story-telling songs, a little gruffness.
This may not be a guitar showcase per se, but his artistry is there and it's good music.