When I first heard Richard Hawley's disappointing Cole's Corner, I'd hoped that the nostalgia trip was only a passing fancy. But somehow he seems to have gotten himself caught in 1959 and can't get back.
Lady's Bridge is another dispatch from his parents' past, with strange Sheffield-filtered takes on the Roy Orbison and Johnny Horton sound and a litte Bobby Darin and Jim Reeves thrown in for good measure. Maybe he figured that if his countryman James Hunter is having success with the Marv Johnson sound of 1962, he'd get a jump on him by turning back the clock three years earlier.
See if Hawley pulls up to the Horseshoe in a Nash Rambler American for his gig Wednesday (December 5).