Chris Fox – From the Shadows

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

If Cambridge is home to this award winning singer songwriter, then his songs owe more to a much broader landscape, from the Cambridgeshire Fens to Nashville’s Music Row and Austin’s Sixth Avenue.  Chris Fox’s mixture of Americana, Country and Blues is infused with a British folk sensibility, all of which enables a focus on sensitive song writing.  The production keeps Chris’s voice high in the mix with little enhancement, creating a highly intimate feel, as if the singer is actually whispering in your ear.  Further along, Chris is joined by Zoe Wren, who helps bring the sentiment of “I’m in Love with You” to life, with some non-intrusive violin, courtesy of Jasmine Watkiss.  “Motivator Blues” brings the party to life, with its funky rhythms and bluesy sentiment as does “Who Really Loves You”,  with some empathetic guitar runs courtesy of producer Dan Wilde.

Choice Track: Bird of Paradise (NSV 510)