Chris Stapleton, a Nashville songwriter and formerly the frontman for the
bluegrass band SteelDrivers, debuted solo with Traveller (2015),
an album that coined a unique hybrid of
BB King's blues and Waylon Jennings' outlaw country, plus the ballad
Whiskey And You.
although he became famous with a cover of Dean Dillon's and Linda Hargrove's Tennessee Whiskey (1981).
From A Room: Volume 1 and Volume 2 (2017) is generally more interesting
when it indulges in
boogie (These Stems) and blues-rock (Hard Livin'), sometimes
stoner-rock (Midnight Train to Memphis, an old Steeldrivers song),
and peaking with the
syncopated Second One to Know (possibly his career's highlight),
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama
and Free's All Right Now.
But Stapleton seems to invent a lot in the slower meditative pieces, such as the
acoustic dirge Either Way (originally written for someone else),
the agonizing murder blues ballad Death Row and the
gospel-ish Tryin' to Untangle My Mind, culminating with the
solemn lullabye Scarecrow in the Garden and its
apocalyptic and Dylan-esque lyrics.
Broken Halos has the stately pace of the Band.
Starting Over (2020) is another cohesive and inspired effort, but the average is just a bit lower, with no specific song rising to the status of standout and too many winking at blue-eyed soul, starting with opener
Starting Over and then You Should Probably Leave.
The stately piano elegy Cold and
the gospel-rock Maggie's Song (reminiscent of
the Band's classic The Weight)
contrast with the louder moments of the
rocker Watch You Burn and the
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