Album: See My World
Label: Self Released
After you’ve listened to this album a few times, you might have the desire to buy a classic old pickup truck and head out on a long road that leads to nowhere until you find somewhere, while the folks you pass by wonder what the music is that you’re listening to, a smile on your face and a hand pounding on the steering wheel in time with the guitar and voice of Glenn Skuthorpe. See My World is the fifth album by the story telling, globe-trotting troubadour who comes from the rich cultural background and heritage of the Muruwari people of northern New South Wales. That heritage shows in the superb storytelling lyrics of his songs.
The track ‘Cullie Rain’ starts with a great electric guitar intro and the lines “Well I woke up this morning and crawled out of bed, searching for last night’s dreams in my head, and I hit the ground running as fast as I can” Love it! He describes his genre as blues, roots, country and folk and oh yes, all of that is to be found on this album. Although blues is a powerful theme in the music, the album has an uplifting feel and I often found myself smiling. All of the instrumentation is of the highest calibre, and Glenn is a master of his guitar.
There is an almost effortless feel in the way the songs on the album are put over, but that’s the apparent effortlessness borne of years of hard grafting and honing his craft and much live performing and travel. The final track ‘Where are you going to my love’ comes almost as a surprise, a fingerstyle acoustic guitar led ballad, and with eyes closed you could imagine yourself at one of Glenn’s smaller live shows. After listening to ‘See My World’ several times, I very much want to be at one of those shows.