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Gina Belliveau
Artist: Andrew Norsworthy

Release: The Key & The Cross

Label: Self-released

Release date: Out now

The sixth LP from this Anchorage-born Seattle transplant

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Latest from Andrew Norsworthy Shows Off His Badass Guitar Playing and Equally Strong Voice

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Gina Belliveau
Artist: Andrew Norsworthy

Release: The Key & The Cross

Label: Self-released

Release date: Out now

The sixth LP from this Anchorage-born Seattle transplant is a blues record, which is a departure from Norsworthy's usual folk sound. But the experiment pays off, with more traditional blues arrangements alongside more folk-leaning fare like "Going to Brownsville" and "So Cold in China Blues," the album's delicate closer. The format allows Norsworthy to showcase his badass guitar playing, which is accompanied only by his equally strong voice and some foot tapping. If there's any complaint it's that the record grows a bit monotonous on the second half, though Gina Belliveau's vocals on "New Future Blues" helps to change things up as it winds towards its conclusion. If Zach Braff ever makes a follow-up to Garden State, Norsworthy's intimate material would be a welcome addition to its soundtrack. You can check out a performance after the jump.

 
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