Charlie Ballantine: Where Is My Mind?

Guitarist Charlie Ballantine brings together an album of mostly originals with Amanda Gardier/as-fl, Jesse Wittman/b and Jay Tibbitts/dr. The album is heavy on moods and roots, with some sounds going from folksy C&W on the twangy “Telluride” to Middle Eastern ethereal atmospheres on the traditional “Wayfaring Stranger.”  Edgy guitar effects are supported by a lazy plodding beat and Gardier’s alto on the title track and “Futuretown USA” and moments of indie rock are tapped into during “Jones” and “The Last One.” Sonic tapestries.

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