Goddammit. I wish “emo” would have had the sense to die a dignified death sometime around the late-’90s.
John King’s tenure as the sultan of Louisville love songs has sadly come to an end.
Jon Ashley’s Doghouse Flowers is an earnest collection of depressed country songs that tell tales of pretty much every woman who has done him wrong.
With his plaintive vocals and coffeehouse-friendly acoustic backdrops, it’d be tempting to think of Ben Purdom as just another earnest Louisville singer-songwriter.
Nobody knows it but everybody’s already heard Emiliana Torini.