Hes been Scottish rocks adopted son for over a quarter of a century, and were damned if two decades in the States or lines like I look like a million bucks will change that.
Americana is Coles bag on Broken Record warm, authentic country music, as backed by a cast of US greats (including an ace vocal foil in Joan Wasser, aka Joan as Policewoman) and fellow Commotion Blair Cowan.
Its imbued with the bygone Glasgow pop pin-ups enduring dandyism (Oh Genevieve), deadpan wordplay (Rhinestones), and characteristic knack of ensuring the rhythm section clings to his every word (Writers Retreat!).
Publication date: 01/09/10