Album Review: After the Mountains by Ritt Deitz

Album Name: After the Mountains
Artist: Ritt Deitz
Year/Label: 2006 / Uvulittle Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ritt Deitz. The record looked to be a little too rootsy rock for me. But gladly I ended up liking it quite a bit.

The CD opens with “All the Good Times are Past and Gone” which is a sad, but still lovely tune and a nice way to begin this little journey.

Ritt Deitz has a great smokey voice that matches this style perfectly. The style being somewhere in between country/Americana and Tom Waits. The Tom Waits thing being most apparent to me on “Bluebird”. His voice is gritty, grungy and very cool on this track.

“The Fire Song” is more of a classic rock number. While “I Can’t Take You” is more bluesy.

The songwriting is interesting and unique while still being true to the genre thoughout. Nice storytelling as well as good rhythms and guitar lines.

If you like the above-mentioned styles I think you’ll like Ritt Deitz.

Posted on February 7, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. All the Good Times are Past and Gone
2. Mexico
3. Sign
4. Bluebird
5. The Fire Song
6. Pull Me Through
7. I Can’t Take You
8. Roll and Bend
9. Debonair
10. The Path
11. Dear Mr. Ball
12. Riverboat
13. The Word of God is Living Still
14. Float

[Ritt Deitz Official Site]


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