Joseph Allred, or occasionally known as their alter-perspective, Blind Faulkner, is a Tennessee-born multi-instrumentalist, now residing in Massachusetts, who has received critical acclaim for their seemingly endless slew of incredible records, most of which showcase their talent for all things stringed.
Here, Worried Songs presents the initially private-pressed masterwork, ‘The True Light’, taking its name from the Gospel of John, a haunting lament for solo-harp guitar.
The five songs found on ‘The True Light’ bleed like a river, flowing from one to the next in waves of immense beauty, melancholia and yearning, reflecting on spirituality and belonging in its many forms. Strong Basho vibes on this one, yet, as always, Joseph expands and transcends on the ghosts of primitive-past, forging their own path.
In short, this is the real deal.