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Richmond Fontaine
Thirteen Cities

Richmond Fontaine has always been about the lyrics of Willy Vlautin but they produce some damn fine music too. This was their seventh studio recording and showcases the slightly ramshackle side of the band with a series of enjoyable laments generally about things going wrong for the narrator. One of the better Americana bands out there and the first time on vinyl for this one.  

Richmond Fontaine
The Fitzgerald

Richmond Fontaine have now split, sadly but for many years they were one of the more interesting Americana bands peddling the boards. Although they could be raucous and energetic, this LP shows a more stark side of the band. In fact this collection could be compared to Springsteen's 'Nebraska' as singer Willy Vlautin tells tales of folks on the wrong side of the tracks over typically bleak acoustic laments.