Jim Oblon

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Sunset Review

by Timothy Monger

Sunset is the debut album by acclaimed Nashville-based guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jim Oblon. The talented Oblon made a name for himself internationally playing guitar, bass, and drums on Paul Simon's 2011 album So Beautiful or So What. Regionally, his weekly Tuesday night gig at East Nashville's popular fooBar has brought more attention to his solo work. Drawing from the well of American roots music including blues, R&B, and vintage country, Sunset is an understated wonder of musicianship and strong, classic songwriting. Oblon's stunning guitar work and warm, earthy vocals echo the more pastoral strains of Daniel Lanois and Neil Young, but with a distinctively Nashvillian bent. Backed by legendary studio drummer Jim Keltner and Grammy-winning keys man Larry Goldings, Oblon delivers a well-crafted debut with a timeless sound.

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