The album art for Richard Julian's Sunday Morning in Saturday's Shoes

Richard Julian

Sunday Morning in Saturday's Shoes

Richard Julian finds himself honing his craft and storytelling abilities on Sunday Morning In Saturday’s Shoes, a folky singer-songwriter record that goes down like a smooth cup of coffee and lingers like a good drink.

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.