Seasons

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Levi The Poet

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Levi The Poet has kept slam poetry alive and well since Bradley Hathaway has become a folk artist. Seasons is Levi’s second record on Nashville’s Come & Live label. This record adds the element of atmospheric melody. With poems that are sometimes sung with smooth-sounding music – to poems said over tracks that could be on the last Chariot record. Seasons also has tracks that are just Levi and a microphone. I do like how he doubled up on parts on “The Teacher Speaks.” Levi is trying things that he has not done before. This album is showing an honest side that we have not seen for Levi on tracks like “Infirmary” and “Dear Peantist.” This record shows that Levi is not afraid to take risks with what he says. As well as adding elements with sound that he has not done before.

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