Red Line Roots is a great blog that caters to the Boston folk scene. It’s a great blog with great content, and it’s worth following.
Here’s what they have to say about “These are Good Songs”
MacNeil has a raspy, gruff kind of voice. The production is pretty polished and shiny considering his gruff vocal, not quite as raw as I would love to hear with that voice, but it works. His voice is solid and he hits all of the right notes. He makes the songs that he is covering his own and adds his particular sonic quality that gives the record a very consistent flow and although the songs come from different writers, they are fit nicely together. The arrangements are great, very simple with simple, strongly picked acoustic guitar and voice driving the majority of the minutes on the record. Something I have grown to appreciate very much. Overall, a solid effort at a really amazing concept.
Check out the full review here, and check out some of the other fine artists they’ve written about. Good people, good music.