Daniel Clay‘s music is as bitter as it is beautiful. With The Protestant, his new album, Clay soothes you before you have the time to realize you’ve been stung. It’s ten raw guitar-and-voice songs that provide a picture of a stripped-down world. A world of naked energy, good and bad. A world where the bad sometimes has all the power. But a world where all that is needed to make things right is to call that bad’s bluff. There are no overdubs, no understatements and no frills here. It’s ten raw and purely functional lessons in folk music. Or, lessons in honesty. It’s music with a mind, and mouth to speak it. And that’s it.
[download] Daniel Clay – Two + Daniel Clay – The Protestant from The Protestant