REVIEW: 6’10 – The Humble Beginnings of a Rovin’ Soul

1. 6'10 album cover

6’10 – The Humble Beginnings of a Rovin’ Soul
CD/LP 2015 Burnside Distribution

Tobin Bawinkel, frontman from the Celtic punk rock outfit Flatfoot 56, presents with 6’10 his Americana, folk and bluegrass acoustic side project.

So no celtic punk rock on ‘The Humble Beginnings of a Rovin’ Soul’ but singer-songwriter material and an acoustic journey to Tobin’s musical roots. ‘The Humble Beginnings of a Rovin’ Soul’ is an album full of emotional songs that tell the story of life. It is full of inspiring story telling songs in a simple setting, striped of all the unnecessary baggage, songs that fit nicely around a camp-fire or in a living room performance. One of the best things about this album is that in a way it still has some punk rock roughness locked inside.

Although I mostly like the more up-tempo and catchy sing-a-long songs like Cannonball and Peach Farmer, I also enjoyed the more humble songs on ‘The Humble Beginnings of a Rovin’ Soul’.

This is probably one of the best punk-rock-singer-goes-acoustic records I have heard so far. I see a bright future ahead for 6’10. 8.5/10

Track list:
1. Cannonball
2. Da Boss
3. Peach Farmer
4. Timothy
5. Hurricane
6. Someday Hun
7. Where Did You Go
8. Tuesday
9. It Is Well
10. Burning Ships
11. Backpack
12. The Travellers

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