Land of Plenty (New LP)Ryley Walker & Bill MacKay
Label: Whistler Records
Release Date: 08/14/2015
Catalog #: 022
"Land of Plenty is completely instrumental and falls somewhere between Ryley Walker’s acclaimed new album,Primrose Green (Dead Oceans), and Bill MacKay’s highly melodic work in Darts & Arrows. Songs run the gamut from fingerstyle ballads to psychedelic waltzes and raga-inspired blues. Guitar tone was a key element when selecting the tracks that made the cut. Like their live set up, Bill’s guitar can be heard on the left of the stereo picture and Ryley’s on the right. Although recorded in a bar in front of a capacity crowd, it’s not until the album’s final seconds that the fourth wall is dropped and the listener can hear the crowd’s raucous applause."