Keith Alan Mitchell's This Clumsy World brings the genre of acoustic rock to life. There are times throughout the listening experience where one has to question if this is truly his first album. Complete with 12 tracks, fans of folk rock and coffee house songs will enjoy the journey through This Clumsy World.
Opening with a primarily guitar track, "Been Buried," Mitchell immediately sets the tone for the rest of the album - an enlightening mix of singing and songwriting that is dynamic and impressive. "You Just Disappear" is quite possibly the album's masterpiece that uses magician metaphors to get its message across, while "Tavern Angeline" escapes into sing-a-long 'Cheers' territory with a memorable cut that tells the story of a bar.
"Every Every" tones down the more upbeat tracks with a completely acoustic song. Mitchell appears to feel more comfortable here allowing his mellow, but striking vocal to shine through. The song sounds live. "Diamond Blues" adds a dash of country to the acoustic rock collection. On this track, Mitchell hearkens to a Johnny Cash style with a rich story on relationships. "Our Eyes," closes out This Clumsy World. Another story on love, Mitchell, paints the scene perfectly.
This Clumsy World assembles a variety of up and coming musicians and seasoned professionals in the Bay Area. For those looking for guitar driven music and a singer with a voice that blends a variety of genres and ranges, Keith Alan Mitchell should definitely not be missed.
Final Grade: A
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