(Photo Credit - Andrew Ely)
West Virginia's rising folk singer songwriter Luke Sadecky is back with his sophomore release, The Gallery. Written and recorded during the lockdown of the pandemic, Sadecky had this to say concerning the writing process “We recorded for 11 or 12 hours straight and that was it...I sang and played guitar at the same time, and everything felt more natural. It was just a really cool experience to get to nail down so many songs in one day” according to a press release. While the album may have been laid down in one day of recording, it most certainly doesn't feel that way. Sadecky is back with his signature polished folk style that evokes comps to Americana favorites like The Avett Brothers.
For those unfamiliar with Sadecky's signature sound which includes intentional vocals and finger picked guitar work all set to a folk backdrop, The Gallery will be a great introduction for you. For those familiar with his work already, you'll feel comfort in the return of his sound, especially in these uncertain times. The Gallery is a nice work for a young artist making moves in the region.
Rating - 4/5