In his new album Temper Of The Times (available November 11) East Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kent Eugene Goolsby delivers a unique reflection on the journey to self-actualization. Ups and downs, highs and lows are not merely recounted, but celebrated as well, through poetic lyrics, gritty vocals and powerful guitars and percussion reminiscent of Neil Young or Ryan Bingham.
“The Stone” conveys the important role curiosity plays in finding yourself – “But the seekers keep the faith because they know what’s at stake. If you call off the search, how will you find your way?” The pitfalls and rewards of being compelled to follow your muse are put forth in “Some Crosses” and the peace that comes from looking back with no regrets is summed up in the outstanding “Wishing Well” – “And now there’s more coins than water in that ol’ wishing well, but if I could have every cent back, I’d spend it just the same as I did before.”
Temper Of The Times is a satisfying nine track collection; weighty without being maudlin and hopeful while avoiding the trap of looking life’s struggles through rose colored glasses. You can find out more about the album and the artist at www.kenteugenegoolsby.com