peter bruntnell – normal for bridgewater

peter bruntnell


sorry about the album cover quality . last year i came across this fantastic gem of an album by peter bruntnell and over the past couple of days i just cant seem to stop playing it

This is the third release by British singer-songwriter Peter Bruntnell. The album’s title makes reference to the English town of Bridgwater, in Somerset, also known as the cider-drinking capitol of the country. A local doctor reportedly would …    Full Descriptionlist his patients as “normal for Bridgwater” in their medical histories. The core quartet is a rough-and-tumble outfit that perfectly fits Bruntnell’s songs. They’re joined by a range of guests, adding dobro, pedal steel, fiddle and a few other flourishes.

The music is brethren to the alt-country music scene, sharing a reverence for such key forebears as Gram Parsons. The songs are beautifully crafted, with the gorgeous and evocative “N.F.B.” being the title song of sorts. Bruntnell’s voice is gentle, yet can be forceful when needed. Background vocals add lushness when appropriate, and producer George Howard succeeded in creating a warm atmosphere throughout.