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Musically and thematically, Lands & Peoples continues in the same direction as Dolorosa and Winnowing before it. Here, mid-tempo, shuffling confessions and introspections weave between folkier tales of the ghosts of America(s), past and present. The High Desert reprises her starring role as the whispering, mysterious spirit who just might reveal a longed-for America of the future, as well. Lands & Peoples longs for better things, even if they all turn to dust in the end. Craigory Bacon
Love this reflective side of Mike Roe's artistic endeavors as much as the edgier material. Glad I finally got a chance to meet him in Fresno a few years ago. Amazing body of work from him and the 77s.
Holy cow. This album is so good. What a great sound! Love the guitar tones, and the lyrics are already cutting through some of my clutter and straight to my heart. Thank you. --Abram K-J (Words on the Word) / www.abramkj.com Abram K-J