"The Wondrous Folly of Vaughn Frogg" by Edward Herda is an Indie Songwriter record with a real southern edge.
The opening track (entitled:'Just Like Juliet and Romeo') sounds reminiscent to Devendra Banhart's song "So Long Old Bean" in arrangement and production- but the vocal of Herda stands out as it has a very distinct bluegrass twang.
Tracks like "Toy Guitar" sound like they're recorded in the 1930's and feature very plain-speak storytelling lyrics. The track "Toy Guitar" takes some rather dark and unexpected turns as well... keeping the listener guessing.
The track "Lover, Sing a Song I Don't Know" is a laid back and incredibly enjoyable piece that grooves along a single wave of thought- while still managing to offer new and intriguing insights with each line.
The final track (entitled: 'searching') has definitely the most epic and important feel to it- featuring a lovely female backing vocal that provides a dreamy harmony. "Searching" essentially feels like the culmination of all the ideas floating around within the record coming together for one final all-encompassing bittersweet statement.
"The Wondrous Folly of Vaughn Frogg" by Edward Herda is available via his Bandcamp page.