The Iron Gates at Throop and Newport
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||I Don't Want You Anymore||Luke Roberts||3:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cartier Timepiece||Luke Roberts||4:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||His Song||Luke Roberts||4:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Every Time||Luke Roberts||4:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Will You Be Mine||Luke Roberts||3:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Spree Wheels||Luke Roberts||4:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Old Fashioned Woman||Luke Roberts||6:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lost on Leaving||Luke Roberts||5:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Second Place Blues||Luke Roberts||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Raised in East Nashville, this rootsy singer/songwriter moved to Brooklyn (where he wrote these songs) and then Montana (where he honed them) before returning to Nashville (where he rolled tape). The acoustic guitar and lonesome fiddle notes opening “I Don’t Want You Anymore” reveal that Roberts is still playing a melancholy Americana similar to that on his 2011 debut album, Big Bells and Dime Songs. But on closer listening, you can hear more complex changes and dynamic arrangements that give his endearingly warbling inflections more room to stretch out and travel. In “Cartier Timepiece,” Roberts’ weathered vocals sound more upfront and intimate, letting his textured timbre sing over some folky fingerpicking. A full band joins in on “His Song,” where a simple drum kit holds down a head-nodding tempo alongside root-note bass playing. Over this, Roberts plays an electric guitar solo reminiscent of Neil Young’s single-fingered approach, while crooning like One Foot in the Grave–era Beck. Emily Sundblad's honeyed backing vocals add another dimension to Roberts’ musings.
Born: Nashville, TN
Years Active: '10s