Video Premiere: Luther Black and the Cold Hard Facts “Let the Light Back In”

Check out the latest single from Luther Black and the Cold Hard Facts.  With gospel influences, a compelling rhythm, tense finger-picking and brilliant, understated and resonant notes of lap steel from Lance Doss, ‘Let the Light Back In’ is a stirring song full of drama.  It’s a song of redemption and rebirth, tracing the narrative of a man’s spiritual transformation.  Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rick Wagner delivers a gritty vocal, full of earthy character and the overall impact is in the vein of Cash’s American Recordings period.

‘Let the Light Back In’ is the title track of the brand new album from Luther Black and the Cold Hard Facts, which is out now.  Frontman Wagner says of the group’s third record: “We are living in dark times, and this album is my way of finding an escape from the darkness.”  His songs are often melancholy reflections on loss and hardship but, as the title suggests, the new material is lighter, seeking and resonating with something better.  Perhaps Wagner and his collaborators have found an inner-peace.

Influenced by great songwriters like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, Luther Black and the Cold Hard Facts produce music touched by folk, rock, blues and gospel; it’s classic, compelling songwriting that stirs the soul.

About Andrew Frolish 1453 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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