Colter Wall album‘Country and western’ was a term used back in the day, with ‘western’ referring to the songs of the singing cowboy – rarely a type of music we hear much these days. Introducing Colter Wall.

The 23-year-old is from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, a place steeped in farming, rodeo and cattle culture. Now based in Nashville, Wall’s second album (recorded at RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb) is a love letter to his home. He says: “It’s western. Fanatically, musically, lyrically.”

Wall’s voice is the first thing that smacks you in the face, raw and honest, a deep rich baritone. With stripped-back arrangements, he creates real imagery of his Canadian prairie.

Songs Of The Plains is out now via Thirty Tigers/Cooking Vinyl.

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