Loud and Quiet writes that The Wide, Wide River, from James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra, is “a testament to the connective power of music – people who otherwise would be nations away bonding over a love of creation… It works on songs that are ominous (like album highlight ‘A Very Old-Fashioned Blues’ with its shrieking falsetto warnings). It works on songs that ponder (‘We Test The Beams’ with its gentle floating ascents and descents). It just works. What would be a fun Yorkston album becomes something more due to the presence of the orchestra. We do amazing things when we work together.”
Read the review here, and get the record onto your airwaves.