Danny and the Champions of the World - Streets Of Our Times
Hang on, didn’t I read that at school? Isn’t it about a kid who poaches pheasants? Well yes, you’re quite correct, but the cultural similarities with this musical project appear to pretty much end with the name. Danny George Wilson is the one-time singer with Americana heroes Grand Drive and this is his new direction. And it’s not an enormous departure from his previous work. Part Ryan Adams, part Springsteen, this is a decent enough collection of alt-country ditties, the highlight probably being the 'Glory Days'-lite of ‘Follow The River’. Just back from supporting Fionn Regan this is being re-issued. If nothing else it might encourage people to buy a few more Grand Drive records.