Ed Romanoff, CD, review

Ed Romanoff's songwriting is impressive on this debut album which features a duet with Mary Gauthier. And Gauthier appears on an another fine slice of Americana by the sweet-voiced Ben Glover. The songwriting on Ed Romanoff's self-titled debut album is high-calibre, unsurprisingly for a musician who was a recent winner in both the International Songwriting Competition and the USA Songwriting Competition.

There are 10 original songs on Ed Romanoff, all with the Brooklyn-based singer-guitarist's rich baritone voice and featuring clever string and horn arrangements. Josh Ritter sings some backing vocals on various tracks and is co-writer on the delicate opening song, St. Vincent de Paul, about Romanoff's search for his real father.

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