Daniel Tavis Romano is many things and he does them all brilliantly. He’s a Juno-nominated musician. He’s a poet. He’s a visual artist. He’s been a member of Attack in Black. He’s produced and performed with City and Colour. But since going solo in 2010 he’s been making his own unique twist on classic country. And, again, he’s brilliant.
Both 2011’s Sleep Beneath the Willow and 2013’s Come Cry With Me were nominated for the Polaris prize and Mosey, Romano’s fifth full-length under his own name, sees him using classic flourishes to build simple songs that look to the great beyond. His voice sounds weary, the guitars fried, and mariachi-style brass hazily gorgeous as he welcomes you into his world.