In the world of coffee house blues (read: white man blues), Richard Julian is pretty darn good. The album title pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this record: it’s great for a lazy Sunday morning with extra coffee and a little bit of road weariness.
Julian’s voice is easy to listen to, but what really pulls it together is the way he plays guitar. There’s a reassuring quality to it: he uses his palm to keep a steady rhythm, which means you feel like you’re always in good hands even though the percussion is sometimes pretty sparse.
Fans of Dustin Kensrue’s solo work or City & Colour will find a lot to like here.