On her delightfully engaging followup to 2007's Keep Your Silver Shined, Sproule continues her relaxed, folksy journey through this good life, making the singer/songwriter thing seem effortless and, as always, entertaining.
Don't Hurry For Heaven is her own Zen entirely. Sproule's wry lyrics are delivered with a skipping-down-the-street-in-the-sunshine vocal finesse. Blend in her love for 78 rpm sounding traditional swing/jazz and back-porch country, and the tunes become infinitely hummable and finger-popping.
Though the overall arc of the songs seem to present the down-on-your-luck life of touring musicians and working Joes and Janes everywhere, love and music save the day for Sproule, and by association, us, her ever-growing, appreciative audience. Most of these songs are the kind of songs a mellow spirit like Willie Nelson could easily standardize.