CD review: Sad But True - Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams

JAMES BELFIELD
Last updated 05:00 18/11/2012
Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams
Sad But True - Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams

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SAD BUT TRUE
Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams
(Southbound)

Wandering hobo-artist Delaney Davidson's Bad Luck Man was one of last year's homegrown highlights and 2011 also saw Marlon Williams band The Unfaithful Ways come of age with a debut of warts and all Americana .

Now the pair have created a dark country offering as the debut full-lengther from the new Lyttelton Records, which aims to pull the town's music scene out of the rubble.

Unafraid to take classically schmaltzy country tunes and ideas - "this is heaven for you and prison for me" is a lyric straight out of the Conway Twitty songbook - both Davidson and Williams sound like a couple of old-timers putting their world-weary twist on tales of hard work and even harder drinking.

A really classy act - with no bells or whistles, but a little yodelling on the side.

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