Let’s get straight to it. Doyle’s poignant acoustic storytelling in ‘Soldier Song’ is warm of tone and hits straight at the heart. This is a classic narrative song that tells a story, more direct and unambiguous than pop music and, perhaps, more powerful given its rarity these days.
Musically we have just one big round guitar; rich and woody and played with quick fingers in the licks. The movements from verse to chorus are subtle, which suits the subject. The lift comes melodically as the melody rises towards and end that serves as a complete Turing test. You either shed a tear or you aren’t human.
This is Ashford meets Nashville in the best possible way. A county/folk song that flickers of Ralph McTell. Full of heart. Full of roots.
The Travis Mills Foundation supports recalibrated veterans and their families through long-term programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation. All proceeds from Josh Doyle’s ‘Soldier Song’ will be donated to the foundation.