SNOOKS LA VIE ‘Another Place In Time’

Reviewed by Jenny O’Keefe

On first listen to this new independent offering out of Adelaide, I got that itchy brain feeling. Where have I heard this dude before? Turns out in another life a decade ago, Snooks La Vie headed up a rootsy soul band The Hiptones, as well as The Deliverymen. Heaps of gongs, awards and success have enriched La Vie’s sound and placed him on a slightly different folky alt-country path. He’s even sporting a grouse flannie and straw hat on the cover. Authentico!

Rhythmically sweet and vocally compelling, “Another Place In Time” is a worthy addition to lovers of the genre. The album was produced by Northside music royalty Charles Jenkins, who also guests on a few tracks, adding some flavour to a well-balanced solo effort.  Included in this lovely collection of eleven tunes is a tribute to the storytelling prowess of Townes Van Zandt, with all tunes penned by La Vie. The labour of love feeling oozes from every note, and pleasingly so.

File under: Confidently delivered yearning and ace blues harp.

Check them out here

Melbourne shows coming up…

Wed Nov 9

The Standard Hotel
293 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy
(Duo) with Nik Kipridis
Free Entry.

Friday Nov 11
The Penny Black
420 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Snooks La Vie & The Backwoods Creatures + support Tracy
McNeil & Luke Sinclair
Free Entry.

Saturday Nov 12
Oscar’s Alehouse
7 Bayview Road, Belgrave
(Duo) with Nik Kipridis
Free Entry.

Sunday Nov 13
The Drunken Poet
65 Peel Street, West Melbourne
(Duo) with Nik Kipridis
Free Entry.

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