SETH WALKER – SKY BLUE SKY (ROOTS)

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say Seth Walker’s Sky Blue Sky is a musical treasure. He combines bluesy vocals, expertly subtle guitar playing and moving songwriting to create another highlight for both his career and 2014’s musical landscape. The lead off track, “Easy Come, Easy Go” chugs along with a wistful exuberance, but things get darker and come to a boil with “Trouble (Don’t Want No)” then reach a climax with “Either Way I Lose.” I dare say after “Grab Ahold,” my favorite song of 2014, Walker has already grabbed your heart out of your chest and stomped on it.