Seth Lakeman - Word Of Mouth review

Recording in a Cornish church and interviewing West Country characters to inspire the songs: welcome to the wonderful world of Lakeman.

Like on 2011's Tales From The Barrel House, the tenor/ six-string/bouzouki/viola/ fiddle folk troubadour recalls the earthiness of his earlier albums, this time with a cast of musicians providing a more layered, driven sound. The Wanderer is rousing and grand, but the ballads showcase Seth's storytelling at its finest - his acoustic hooks and vocal dynamic with new recruit Lisbee Stainton shine in the stone surroundings.

4 out of 5

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