13 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Leicester, England’s James Maddock has nestled into New York City's Lower East Side for a decade, building a network of friends and fans who paid for the making of this fine album. Producer Matt Pierson, bassist Tony Scherr (Norah Jones), and multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) fill out these adult contemporary folk-rock tunes with all the right guitars and keyboard lines until they burst into Technicolor. Tunes such as “Another Life” and “Arizona Girl” are immediately literate and emotionally resonant enough to turn a head or two, but it’s the catchy and learned “I’ve Been There Too”—where Maddock adds an extra spring to his step—that delivers in the clutch. The gentle acoustic piece “Leicestershire Mist” brings back the Englishman’s early memories. “What Have I Done?,” “Strategies for Life,” and “Better on My Own” delve into the questions everyone thinks of at some point in their lives. The former leader of the band Wood, Maddock has remained a favorite of adult alternative radio stations, whose format seems tailor-made for his traditional instrumentation and heartfelt sentiments.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Leicester, England’s James Maddock has nestled into New York City's Lower East Side for a decade, building a network of friends and fans who paid for the making of this fine album. Producer Matt Pierson, bassist Tony Scherr (Norah Jones), and multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) fill out these adult contemporary folk-rock tunes with all the right guitars and keyboard lines until they burst into Technicolor. Tunes such as “Another Life” and “Arizona Girl” are immediately literate and emotionally resonant enough to turn a head or two, but it’s the catchy and learned “I’ve Been There Too”—where Maddock adds an extra spring to his step—that delivers in the clutch. The gentle acoustic piece “Leicestershire Mist” brings back the Englishman’s early memories. “What Have I Done?,” “Strategies for Life,” and “Better on My Own” delve into the questions everyone thinks of at some point in their lives. The former leader of the band Wood, Maddock has remained a favorite of adult alternative radio stations, whose format seems tailor-made for his traditional instrumentation and heartfelt sentiments.

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About James Maddock

New York City-based, British-born singer/songwriter James Maddock makes literate and heartfelt folk and Americana-influenced music. Born in Leicester, England in 1962, Maddock was a member of the band's Fire Next Time and Wood before embarking on a solo career. He relocated to New York City in 2003, and in 2007 released the EP Strategies for Life. The full-length studio-album, Sunrise on Avenue C, followed in 2009. In 2010, Maddock released the concert album Live at the Rockwood Music Hall and returned a year later with the studio effort Wake Up and Dream. In 2013, Maddock released his fourth proper studio album, Another Life. ~ Matt Collar

HOMETOWN
Leicester, England
GENRE
Pop
BORN
1962

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