“The ‘Golden Voice’ of Dayton Roots Music” – Dr J WUDR
It would be difficult to argue that statement. Harold Hensley’s delivery is as powerful and unique as it is familiar and classic. It’s instantly gratifying and comforting, yet wrought with emotion and tinged with wisdom of heartache and hard times. Of course, the songs follow suit and are similarly accessible whilst complex and begging for return listening; an Americana classic upon arrival.
Midnight Savings Time marks Hensley’s first proper solo effort and an excursion from aside his tenure with southern Ohio’s modern bluegrass outfit The Repeating Arms. It’s something of a departure musically, as Hensley recruits many of his talented cohorts on an expedition to explore new sonic territory led by producer Patrick Himes of Reel Love Recording Company, though fans of “The Arms” won’t be lost. The poetic lyricism coupled with strong melody characteristic of Hensley’s previous work remains, but this excursion finds a band reeling in the joys of classic country, rockabilly, gospel, folk, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll. Some moments are sparse and others elaborate.
Overall, it’s a well tailored musical journey captured on reel to reel tape expertly by Himes and Hensley. It’s sure to land on many favorites lists and we’re proud to offer it on glorious vinyl, CD and digital download.
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