Paul Masson – Paul Masson EP
[tags: country, folk, ep, 2009]
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Paul Masson from Baltimore/Maryland recently got some praise for his debut EP from the guys over at The Gobblers Knob and now it’s my part to join in with some words about the release. And if you like good old country folk played in a smooth and chilled manner you do well to read further.
On his self titled EP Paul presents us a hand full of songs featuring acoustic guitar, good ol’ pedal steel played by Tom Hnatow (These United States), bass and a drum kit. What more does it need to make great music? Well, I think it takes a lot more: for example the ability to write strong and memorable songs and a feeling for great melodies too. Not to forget the plessing of a wonderful and multifarious voice. And all those requirements are easily complied by this young singer-songwriter.
All tracks on the EP will convince you that Paul Masson makes music with his whole heart and soul, listen for example to the magnificent My Girl Baltimore, that was rightly chosen by fellow blogger Smansmith from Slowcoustic to be his track of the day not so long ago. But to reduce the EP to this one ballad would do harm to the complete release. I think every track has a story to tell and you should listen to it with both your ears and your heart. Great lyrics walk hand in hand with sometimes sparse, sometimes rich instrumentation evoking a strong feeling of safety on the one hand and delightful melancholy on the other.
The Paul Masson EP is clearly something you want to own if you have pleasure collecting great music and you are in the mood for some fine country folk with beautiful melodies and charismatic vocals. Again it was proven that the duet of acoustic guitar and pedal steel could be an everlasting spring of highly emotional music knocking on the hearts of man. To get the EP, buy your copy over at iTunes and visit Paul Masson’s MySpace for further information.