LUKE REYNOLDS – AFTER THE FLOOD

(ROOTS): There is no track on this Best of 2015 entry which truly represents the entire body of work by multi-instramentalist and Guster member Luke Reynolds, yet I keep coming back to “From The Bottom Looking Up.” Driven primarily by Reynolds’ acoustic guitar with added touches of piano, whistles and what sounds like a French horn, this is a perfect example of rock-folk songwriting, with subtly effective production and economy.