Loren Franklin – I’ll Understand

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Loren FranklinWhile he currently lives in the mountains of Oregon, singer/songwriter Loren Franklin has had a life full of experiences that have included working on the farm and on fishing boats in the Pacific.

Over the course of four albums, he has drawn upon those experiences and influences from the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Gordon Lightfoot and John Prine to create a pleasant catalogue of rootsy acoustic tunes full of strong melodies and lyrics that often tell a very vivid story.  The latest of these four releases is I’ll Understand, and while it doesn’t stray too far from his previous work, several cuts, like “Purple Sage” and “High Country Cowboy” find him delving into cowboy music.  Among the highlights are the sprightly “The Rolling Waves”, the quirky fun of “Existential Angst” and the haunting sad closer “Rescue Gracie”.


Geoff Melton