Folk-rocker Howlin’ Lord has come up with a winning recipe in his latest single ‘Way of the West’. Take a pinch of percussion from Johnny Cash’s backing band and a sprinkle of Duane Eddy’s guitar twang, before adding a dash of The Coral’s jaunty urgency, and you’ll have an idea as to which direction you’ll be taken in by this track.
The raspy, laid-back vocal delivery lives just below the dominating guitar, until a bongo and Hammond organ breakout gives everyone a breather. From there it’s time to saddle up once more and ride towards the finish of a track that’s more engaging with every listen.
Take a listen right here.