Glover is a unique and fascinating musician with a beautiful and harmonious blend of music at his fingertips. His album is filled with a gentle and tender series of guitar medleys as well as beautiful and warm piano. There is a rich vein of Celtic heritage that flows through his songs like a winding river. Soothing and uplifting his songs are grounded, relaxing and charming. His music traverses countries and genres with ease; songs such as Moonshiner edge his music from the traditional Celtic fused folk into Country and yet manages to retain all of its heritage charm and wonder, bring a new and beautiful sound to life.
Glover has a softly gravelled and impressive set of vocals, his voice both tender and assertive with what sounds like a slight Irish lilt to it. His words are powerful and he has been likened to Tom Waits and listening to him it’s clear as to why – never more so than in his rendition of And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda which Waits has covered himself. His beautiful amalgamation of music makes each track a true joy to listen to. His finely tuned voice has been honed over years in music; rich, gravelled and smoky he shares familiar similarities with both Tom Waits and folk hero Bob Dylan.
The Emigrant is a stunning and versatile album that sounds like a personal photo album – each song sharing with you thoughts, memories and ideas in a deeply personal way and with a whimsical musical charm that soothes your very soul as it washes over you.
Review by Joe Knipe