Peggy James – ‘Hard Times’
‘Hard Times’ is the wonderful Americana release by Milwaukee-born artist Peggy James. It is a song with a big heart that needs to be heard!
A full band sound greets the listener. Peggy James’s soulful and earnest vocals enter and instantly take the lead. Her voice is sweet with a bite, and it instantly makes the audience sit up and pay attention.
Lyrically, ‘Hard Times’ is relatable, and this is a big part of Peggy James’s charm. She effortlessly connects with her audience and allows us to feel less alone together.
We adore the backing instrumentation which breathes fresh colours and textures into the piece. The electric guitar which underpins the vocals in places is the perfect accompaniment; always enhancing and never overshadowing.
In addition, the mix, master and production of ‘Hard Times’ is simply sublime. Each part of the varied instrumentation shine in the piece and everything has its own space in the mix.
Peggy James reminds us of Joan Baez in places but make no mistake; she is a brilliant artist in her own right who is making music that needs to be heard.
Peggy James is an artist who goes from strength to strength. Previously, she has opened for BoDeans, Iris Dement and Salt Creek. One thing is for sure, ‘Hard Times’ will please existing Peggy James fans while simultaneously winning her an army of new ones too.
So make sure you add ‘Hard Times’ to your new music playlist. Peggy James is a superb talent and one that needs to be heard. She is an artist on a roll, and we very much look forward to hearing what will come next. Until then, ‘Hard Times’ is available from the link below. Enjoy!
FV Music Blog November 2020
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