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Kentucky's Ian Noe has released a single that is perfect for fans of 70's folk rock. "River Fool" sounds like you're listening to it through an AM radio fifty years ago. I can't quite tell if that's a recording technique or is just a quality of Noe's voice. There are some serious John Denver vibes on this song, but it stops just shy of easy listening and keeps more roots and Americana. According to Noe, "River Fool" is about "... a cult character in Southfork, Kentucky who enjoyed playing his guitar in any water he could find." It's a celebration of the free spirit needed to be known for that, and there's a easy sort of joy exuding from the song.
You can listen to "River Fool" below. River Fools & Mountain Saints is due out March 25 on Thirty Tigers, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Ian Noe, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.