Artist: Ben Howard
Title: Every Kingdom
Island Records, 2011
I had never heard of Ben Howard before checking out Every Kingdom from the library. I have now had his music on near-constant rotation for the last two weeks.
Howard, a singer-songwriter from the UK, wears his influences on his sleeve. At times reminding me of Nick Drake, Mumford & Sons, and even Jack Johnson, Howard successfully establishes his own unique sound.
Every Kingdom is the perfect album to put on at the end of the day. Relax and listen to the beauty of these songs. Howard’s excellent vocals and acoustic guitar along with cello and percussion create just the right atmosphere.
In my opinion, the standout tracks are “Old Pine”, “The Wolves”, “Only Love”, and “Keep Your Head Up”.
Every Kingdom is available from the David Raines and Hosston branches of Shreve Memorial Library. Check it out or place your hold today to enjoy some quality acoustic music.