Blind Uncle Harry embodies pure Americana with the sharp-tongued “American Way”.
"shows off exactly the powerlessness that so many Americans are feeling in this very moment."
"a message that lingers in the mind long after the song has ended."
Blind Uncle Harry embodies pure Americana with the sharp-tongued “American Way”. With humor that touches upon Randy Newman’s sly lyricism it underpins the entirety of the work. Verses here have an insightful take, one that shows off exactly the powerlessness that so many Americans are feeling in this very moment. His guitar work features a playfulness to it for it nicely punctuates the power of his words. Rhythms too feature a laid-back, reflective aspect.
From the beginning the guitar work has a hearty aspect to it. His playing has a looseness to it, drawing upon much of the work of John Fahey and his ilk. A rather spirited performance, his touches upon a Woody Guthrie tact for his observations fly on by. Over the course of the track he absolutely pours his heart into every moment. Little details here matter as the song has a simple yet spry quality, making sure to keep things light as the word choice focuses on the heavily attributes of the entire piece. Every single thought within the sound feels mulled over, and hits way too close to home. A sense of feeling downtrodden tends to inform much of the piece, for he makes sure that the song keeps on building up to that fantastic finish at the end.
“American Way” features Blind Uncle Harry’s incredible thoughtfulness for the song sprawls out into the infinite, with a message that lingers in the mind long after the song has ended.