Fool For Love
Compositions that put the rhythm and color of country into new and beautiful combinations.
As evidence that Nashville is still home to innovative and creative musical forces, we present Fool for Love, a collection of songs commiserating on the joys and train wrecks of love in modern life. It's his fifth record, but first for Bloodshot, and delivers a primer of post-modern country, rife with subdued operatic qualities that are truly remarkable.
Recorded in Nashville with members of Burch’s WPA Ballclub (Fats Kaplin, Richard Bennett, George Bradfute, and Dennis Crouch), features 12 Paul Burch compositions that put the rhythm and color of country into new and beautiful combinations.
Paul Burch has never been Nash-Vegas flashy, opting instead for a subtle, solid style rooted in a traditional sound. With Fool for Love though, he stirs the pot and spices the soup, putting his well-honed skills to work crafting distinct, memorable songs that not only roll trippingly off the tongue, but bear up under the strain of repeated tastings. Burch deftly seasons this post-country Southern banquet with saxophones, steel guitars, violas, pianos, tremolo, Wurlitzer, double bass, dog barks, tom toms and baby cries. Incredibly textured but exceedingly light, Fool for Love satisfies like a meat-and-three that leaves room for dessert -- a subtle and supple wonder.