Berkeley Place Blog
A more upbeat, and more traditional, sound comes from Deep Dark Wood’s sophmore album, Hang Me Oh Hang Me. I really love this album. I haven’t heard anything this rootsy and smooth in a long time. “Hang Me Oh Hang Me” borrows its lyrics heavily from “Been All Around This World,” and I suspect both traditionals have similar roots. “River in the Pines” is a slow, mournful lament like the best Los Lobos tunes. “Glory, Hallelujah,” is a raucous, gospel romp. It’s all here. Everything you need for a great afternoon on the porch. I can’t recommend this record enough.