roland k. smith is singer/songwriter from australia. his latest album, 'sailing by the stars' is an alt-country flavored selection of songs about loss and redemption, colored by some troubadour harmonica, woody drums and bluegrassy strings and bouncy piano.
i like the band on this a lot, they have a good measure of honky-tonk-soul-swing and old time haunt to throw in behind roland's tunes. it's obvious that roland and his band have been luxuriating in the best that american roots rock of the 60's and 70's has to offer.
get it here.