Stumble & Glow
Stumble & Glow (Exodus Records) was produced by Adam Landry (Ray LaMontagne, Allison Moorer) at his Nashville studio and includes the musicianship of Tyson Rogers (Tony Joe White, Yo La Tengo) on keyboards, John Gardner (Bob Dylan, The Dixie Chicks) playing drums, and Bucky Baxter (Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, REM) on pedal steel to name a few. 'Braden's record is like the great missing Lindsay Buckingham album - in that it has rootsy slash classic influences blended with contemporary urges and inspiration. The songs, singing and playing are great and the production takes it far beyond the all too prominent acoustic taxidermy approach. The arrangements and sonics are unlimbered from any new folk recording expectations - the record goes places without being too conservative or technologically clever in a forced way. I love it. I think it sounds famous.' -R. S. Field.