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Hard Times and a Woman

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Blues isn't just twelve bars and a sad story. On his debut record, 'Hard Times and a Woman', guitarist and songwriter Justin Golden showcases the full breadth of the genre and it's downstream influences, everything from traditional Piedmont blues to indie rock and beyond. Golden was raised on the Virginia coast and is steeped in the distinctive regional Piedmont blues of the central part of the state. But his listening habits are wide and the new record is equal parts Taj Mahal and Hiss Golden Messenger, some Blind Boy Fuller and some Bon Iver. Working in the vibrant Richmond, VA scene, producer Chip Hale helped craft lush arrangements around Golden's classic Americana songwriting sensibilities. Fuzzed out guitar, keys, and harmonica meld with his deft fingerpicking and laid-back grooves. Across twelve tracks, Golden lays out a caution: be wary when things start going too well. The lyrics of 'Hard Times and a Woman' reference winning (and then losing) it all, heartbreak, and being Black in America. In between the heavier subject matter there are a few romantic detours that don't end in sorrow, like "Must Be Honey" and "Lightning When She Smiles." On his sparkling debut Justin Golden arrives fully formed as a guitarist and a songwriter. Sure he has deep blues bonafides but what stands out is how effortlessly he weaves together his influences into a tapestry as diverse as the country.


  1. Name
  2. Can't Get Right
  3. Ain't Just Luck
  4. Lightning When She Smiles
  5. The Gator
  6. Must Be Honey
  7. Moon Far Away
  8. Why The Sun Goes Down
  9. Call Me When The Bed Gets Cold
  10. No Riches
  11. Pulling Weight
  12. If I Keep It Together
  13. Oh Lord, Oh Lord
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