Tom Paxton – Looking For The Moon

Surprisingly enjoyable album from Greenwich Village folk veteran

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Tom Paxton was there back in the 1960s in Greenwich Village with Dylan, Ochs et al. Yet despite songs such as “Last Thing On My Mind” and “Ramblin’ Boy”, he always seemed a lightweight talent in comparison. Perhaps it’s because there are so few originals from the era remaining that we’re now able to appreciate him more. Whatever the reason, Looking For The Moon is a lovely, understated record full of relaxed folk and country-tinged tunes with a simple and easy charm. We probably didn’t need “The Bravest”?yet another 9/11 tribute. But “Homebound Train” and the title track are fine songs in anyone’s book.

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