Recommended Album: Keith McEachern – Double Down

Keith McEachern

Keith McEachern

I was lucky to sit in on Ryan Spaulding’s The Outlaw Roadshow last Saturday on WEMF Radio (which can be heard here) – and aside from having some great whiskey, I got to hang with and listen to Keith McEachern play two acoustic songs off his new album Double Down. Hearing him perform in such an intimate setting felt voyeuristic, the tracks were personal and just gorgeously played, leaving all in the Studio flushed with appreciation.

Double Down is McEachern’s first solo effort and it’s a killer album. His affinity to 60’s psych-folk is apparent throughout, but what makes Double Down so enjoyable is how pitch perfect his pop sensibility is – this is what elevates Double Down from merely good to absolutely stunning – it’s a beautiful record. It’s no coincidence the album art pays homage to Oasis’ Definitely Maybe – for in both albums you hear a respectful nod to the past while helping move guitar driven pop to a non-nostalgic and new level. Like I said, stunning.

Recommended If You Like: Village Green Kinks, Ty Segall, Atlas Sound

D. Hixon

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