'Dreamer’s Witness' - Richard Lanahan - country-edged, blues-tinged Americana folk rock(June 28, 2015)
Richard Lanahan has been around for a while now, playing with various musicians and bands including New York-based alternative country band, The
Possessing a voice that delivers penetrating, searching vocals, this man’s songs are destined to reach out, touch his listeners and move them. Among Lanahan’s soul-touching songs are the delicious opener ‘Follow Me’, the ever-hopeful ‘Only Lonely’ and the melodic expanse of ‘Build A Bridge’, while unafriad of painful disclosures, ‘Double Cross’ makes its powerful point, and the quiet expression of ‘Learn To Dance’ must strike a chord.
Playing with Richard Lanahan (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Rickenbacker 12-string, lap steel, mandolin, bass) on ‘Dreamer’s Witness’ are Mike Leuci (drums, bass) Eleanore Whitmore (fiddle, harmony and background vocals) Jen Gunderman (Hammond organ and Wurlitzer) Rob Stein (pedal steel) Doug Kwartler (harmony vocals) and Steve Welner of The WellDiggers (lead vocal 'Movin' On Down The Line’.
Review: Tom Franks