Saturday, January 14, 2017

Album Spotlight: Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth - Tenderfoot

Photo by Lisa Boehm
Tenderfoot is the fourth release from Pennsylvania native and independent artist Caroline Reese, either as a solo artist or with her band the Drifting Fifth. To be quite honest, I had never heard of her until a week ago. I'm sorry I have missed out.

Ranging from hook-laden pop rock to introspective acoustic singer/songwriter songs, Tenderfoot is a great listen from start to finish. From the atmospheric "Stormchasers" to the stripped down acoustic "Unlocked" to the catchy "Airshow" to the swampiness at the end of "Beast", Reese and her band deliver an interesting journey through and amongst genres that all flows and never seems disjointed.

Fans of pop rock, Americana, and country can all find something to like, but the real winners fans of good music, because Tenderfoot is chock full of good music.

Check out some music:


  1. (Leon)

    Didn't realize you already spotlighted this when you made your comment, haha. Hey, I'm glad someone could say something about this. I liked "Beast" the best and also enjoyed "Airshow".

    Also, cool that we have spotlight this early in the year. Hopefully that's a good sign for the rest of 2017 :)

    1. Thanks. For me it was a different kind of album. Hard to nail down, but I like that. Makes me think. In fact, to "cleanse my palate" a bit, I listened to Ruby the Hatchet (doom metal) in between spins of this one just to gain perspective.