PopMatters reviews Ben Trickey’s new LP Choke & Croon

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There is a particular voice that appears with regularity on Atlanta songwriter Ben Trickey’s records. It is an elder persona, the weary voice of experience, that addresses his younger singer as “kid” and shares the kind of advice Trickey has no doubt encountered in bulk growing up in the American South. It is a voice that whispers to him on “Be a Man, Kid” from 2009’s Come On, Hold On and it’s there on 2013’s Rising Waters in the cynical if sincere album-closer “Alright”: “You’ll be alright in a while / though it may take a long, long time . . . / just have some faith that there’s some sunshine someplace / in a spot up the road just a ways”. READ MORE…

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