Album Review: Kristian Montgomery and the Winterkill Band - Prince of Poverty (2021)
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Kristian Montgomery and the Winterkill Band - Prince of Poverty
Release Date: 05 March, 2021
Genre: Alt Country / Folk Rock
Origin: Boston (Massachusetts), USA
Kristian Montgomery is a Florida-born musician who discovered his musical talent in church choir in New England. Growing up with Celtic and Scandinavian music, Montgomery discovered his love for Rock'n'Roll and the urge to fight for freedom, liberty, and equal rights. The first album by Kristian Montgomery and the Winterkill Band "The Gravel Church" was released about a year ago. Receiving positive feedback and reviews, the decision to directly live up to the debut was made quickly - and here we are, listening to the sophomore album "Prince of Poverty".
The central terms to describe the music on "Prince of Poverty" are down-to-earthness and honesty. Kristian Montgomery and his band provide our ears with a sonorous, harmonic and solid mix of Country, Blues and Folk. The Alt Country on "Prince of Poverty" is far away from cheesiness and hence perfectly goes with a glass of Scotch Whiskey.
Together with Joe Clapp, Charlie Hill, Dave Leitch, and Jeff Armstrong, Montgomery merges the liberating sounds of Blues and Country. And they don't back of from spreading a political message. The song 'American Fire' is a powerful critique on the status quo in the USA containing the phrase that under other circumstances George Floyd might still be breathing.
Chapeau! This is Alt Country with heart and mind!