Clint Roberts – Rose Songs
Asheville’s Clint Roberts is an artist whose work is enriched by his carefully crafted storytelling. Having cut his teeth in the Western North Carolina scene, Roberts’ debut full-length album Rose Songs is a powerful country outing that’s both sleek and gritty. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Ben Fowler (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brooks & Dunn), Rose Songs balances Fowler’s polished Nashville twang with Roberts’ evocative lyricism to make for a remarkable debut. Tracks like “Nero’s Waltz,” “Amarillo” and “Annabelle” pinpoint the finest parts of Roberts’ debut, with vividly painted pictures portrayed atop luscious soundscapes. Throw in a fantastic countrified version of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” and you’ve got one heck of a debut record.