Lunette

Release Date: 
April 11, 2000
Label: 
New West Records
Release Type: 
Album
  1. 1955
  2. Blind Me
  3. Down
  4. She Ain's Gonna Go
  5. Lunette
  6. These Winds
  7. Age Old Love Story
  8. Everything
  9. Bleed
  10. Dear
  11. $15 And A Bottle Of Wine
  12. Witness World

Jim Roll slid through the 1990s a virtual secret to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his hometown, Chicago, a singer-songwriter who once gave up the biz to get into social work. But a chance meeting with Walter Salas-Humara (the Silos leader who produced Lunette) led to a comeback and now Roll's second record. Backed by Texas guitarists Jon Dee Graham and Gurf Morlix, Lunette jumps out of the gate with "1955," a nostalgia ride that echoes the early Eagles, then veers from banjo-and-lap-steel country to acoustic folk to alt-country rockers. Salas-Humara's aching vocal style has obviously rubbed off on Roll, and Mary Rowell, whose violin defined the Silos classic Cuba, lends a haunting hand in "These Winds." With Lunette, Jim Roll's secret is out of the bag. --Scott Holter