Does the world need another singer songwriter? Hell no. We've got plenty of them - a guy or a gal with a guitar singing about his everyday this and that. OK, so why do I like Tom Langford so much? His third album Here Comes Memory sounds intimate, the kind of record a longtime friend would bring along as a surprise gift. You have heard it all before, but who gives a fuck. There is bit of Jim White in the rhythm section - more upfront than usual for this kind of music, and a bit of Chris Isaac phrasing before he believed in his own stage persona.
"I've gotten good at chasing shadows", intones Langford. And you better believe him. Here Comes Memory is a little gem. Check out his site and listen to a couple of MP3 snippets. The album is available through CDBaby.com.