Richard Lynch is a country artist proud to stay true to the world of country music and compose in such a way that is reminiscent of the classics that started it all. The current state of the genre as a whole is often labeled as fabricated, watered down, and pop music with a cowboy hat. Again, Lynch is proud to be a rising voice in his community and genre, gaining notoriety for an incredibly unique sound while staying true to who he is as an artist.
The climb to the top is challenging one. Lynch has seen great success and has placed himself on the map with this classic Mending Fences. At first glance, it might be what you would expect from a traditional country album, but digs deep into various lyrical topics that seemingly everyone can relate to. This hits home with his fans and is sure to be the next big thing for Richard, as he continues to pave the way for younger artists. Among many things that are striking with this record, the instrumentation itself is noteworthy. Coming together so flawlessly, I was proud to hear a true connection between bass and drums, adding even more personality to the overall sound, which is lacking in most artists music. The connection between the rhythm section needs to be strong and proves it can be done on tracks like Cut and Paste. While Richard Lynch is a man who makes music all his own, I find this particular release to be inspired by Geroge Jones. It has that traditional sound known well by fans. Overall, It's refreshing to hear a record unfabricated and tainted by the music industry of today.
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