Armed with his trusty acoustic guitar (plus mandolin, banjo and harmonica) and a pleasingly raspy voice, singer/songwriter Jason Tyler Burton looks to make a splash with deeply personal sophomore song cycle “Headwaters.”
In 2007, Burton and his wife ventured into the Utah wilderness, living out of their van and working with the National Park Service. Burton wrote the 12 songs that comprise the new record while living a nomadic existence in the American West. The results are quite impressive.
You won’t find a clunker on this delightful platter, but pay close attention to standouts like “A Garden Grows,” “The Waltz,” the title track, “Silver Linings,” “The Wanderer” and “Thicker Than Water.” This is pretty inspiring stuff. (Jeffrey Sisk)