With their new album Little Boy’s Cards, Austin Avenue delivers a poignant and captivating collection of Americana music that showcases the undeniable talent of singer-songwriter Seth Sutton. Released on May 1st, this ten-song roller coaster of emotions takes listeners on a journey through love, loss, and the resilience of the human spirit.

From the very first notes of “Little Boy,” it becomes evident that Sutton is a masterful storyteller. The song draws you in with its gentle acoustic guitar and Sutton’s heartfelt vocals, transporting you to a time of innocence and wonder. As the album progresses, tracks like “Too Soon” and “The Layover” explore the bittersweet nature of love and the fleeting moments that shape our lives. Sutton’s lyrics resonate deeply, painting vivid pictures that linger in your mind long after the music fades.

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One of the standout tracks on the album is “Old Man,” a touching Dylan-esque track, complete with harmonica flourishes. The song beautifully captures the idea that a busker in a train station that has lost everything isn’t beneath the narrator, as the narrator eventually finds himself taking the titular Old Man’s place. The storytelling prowess displayed in “Old Man” is a testament to Sutton’s ability to craft narratives that are both deeply personal and universally relatable, and the song undeniably serves as the heart of the project.

As the album progresses, Austin Avenue’s influences shine through, with hints of Pearl Jam’s emotive energy and Lyle Lovett’s lyrical artistry. Tracks like “Quintessential Woman” and “Our Backyard” showcase Sutton’s versatility as a songwriter, effortlessly weaving together heartfelt melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.

“Naked With You” and “Between You and Me” delve into the vulnerability and intimacy of human relationships, while “Virginia” takes a more introspective turn, offering a contemplative and hauntingly beautiful experience. The album reaches its climax with “Underestimate Me,” a triumphant anthem that encapsulates the resilience and determination found within Sutton’s music.

Throughout Little Boy’s Cards, Austin Avenue demonstrates a remarkable ability to balance vulnerability and strength. The duo’s harmonies are enchanting, intertwining seamlessly with Sutton’s evocative storytelling. The production is clean and polished, allowing the songs to shine and the emotions to resonate deeply.

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With this album, Austin Avenue proves that they are a force to be reckoned with in the Americana music scene. Little Boy’s Cards is a testament to Seth Sutton’s talent as a songwriter and storyteller, as well as the band’s ability to create music that speaks directly to the soul. This collection of songs is a masterclass in emotive storytelling and showcases the power of music to heal, inspire, and uplift.

In a world often consumed by noise and superficiality, Austin Avenue’s Little Boy’s Cards offers a refreshing and authentic listening experience. It is a testament to the enduring power of Americana music and the boundless potential of artists who pour their hearts into their craft. With this album, Austin Avenue cements their place among the most promising acts in the genre and leaves us eagerly anticipating what they will create next.

Garth Thomas