Drayton Farley (Woodstock, Alabama) is a new name to us but his voice caught our ear right off the bat. The lyrics fell into place pretty immediately too. Never over-forced, he balances the poetry and direct political commentary with a tasteful touch of melancholic country.
The song definitely calls into the same camp as the likes of Isbell and Childers, both in terms of style and quality.
It’s a hard up kind of life
Begging the ashtray for nickels and dimes
Writing these songs trying to wrap my mind
around a bullshit American Dream
Farley looks to have released a couple of EPs and singles over the last year or two. Check them out here on Bandcamp.