Review: David Quinn – Wanderin’ Fool

Refreshing. That’s one way I would describe David Quinn’s Wanderin’ Fool album.

Photo Credit: Jess Myers.

What makes it refreshing? It has a unique sound. I don’t know exactly how to classify it. It’s country mixed with Americana and rockabilly. I just know I like it.

Quinn’s sound reminds me a lot of the Riders in the Sky performances have done on the Grand Ole Opry.

I think these songs would be great performed live. I hope I get to see Quinn in concert sometime.

“Crying Shame” is the first track and it is a great way to start the album. It’s an upbeat song that made me want to get up and dance. The entire album feels like that.

This album features Alexis Saski from the band Muddy Magnolia on background vocals and harmonies. Quinn is a talented singer and the songs would be good with his voice alone. The addition of Saski takes these song to a new level.

In addition to vocal performances, the musicians who play on this album are great. This album was recorded in Nashville. The musicians who play on this album include Dave Roe (Johnny Cash), Jimmy Lester (Hayes Carll, Billy Joe Shaver), Jon Estes (John Paul White, Kesha), and Micah Hulscher (Margo Price). The piano work on this album is some of the best I’ve heard in a while.

Rick Amburgey is an experienced journalist and country music fan. He can be contacted on Twitter at @ViewsCountry.