Each listen, while demanding a commitment on the part of the listener, is more rewarding than the last, and it is through these repeat listenings that the listener truly gains an appreciation for Williams’ lyricism and the quality of the backing musicians. Bassist David Sutton and drummer Butch Norton never misplace a
beat. Guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz provide gorgeous soundscapes, such as on Dust and I Know All About It, to counterpoint Williams’ lyrics and distinctive vocal style. The Ghosts Of Highway 20 would be greatly diminished if any one of these elements were missing.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 5th February 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.