Back in Town
Although Adam Puddington is an Almonte, Ontario, guy, his latest release, Back in Town, could refer to the east coast. Produced by Dale Murray, recorded in Dartmouth, with featured performances by local talents such as Kinley Dowling, Dan Ledwell and former Guthries Ruth Minnikin, Serge Sampson and Brian Murray, it's clear that, musically, Puddington finds himself torn between two locations. Travel and longing for home works well as a theme here, as journey is a traditional theme in roots music, and young Puddington lays it on like an old-time train rider, with the occasional trip into 1950s do-wop and gang sing-alongs. Welcome him back on June 27 at Ginger's.
---Sue Carter Flinn