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Album Review: David Mallett – Alright Now

The Bottom Line
David’s definitively smooth voice consistently carries with it through numerous tales from song to song throughout the album – it’s smooth clear concise and of course very well written. But moreover, it’s really real music in it’s truest form…the truest form ever imaginable.


  • True Tunesmith – a master of the written song
  • Full CD with a total of 10 tracks
  • Great accumulation of Americana Folk Music


  • None – if you really believe it’s all about the music

Guide Review – David Mallett – Alright Now
For over four decades, this Americana Musician has produced a dozen albums and with each release tending to over shadow the previous. This tune master seems to literally thrive within the mist of music, melody, and song. David Mallett has once again taken his craft to a higher level and this time, has included almost an intimate look into his very being with his Alright Now album.

My album favorites, if I had to choose just two, would include End of the Day which weaves a tale of the really important things in life and North Meets South which offers an incredible melody and insight into discrimination and boundaries as well as provoking some serious emotions.

Alright Now is smooth, intimate, and it’s so real that I would say that it’s almost scary to any mainstream music scene. But for true hard core songwriters, Alright Now is a masterpiece and one that you can listen to and learn from for years to come. Yes, David Mallet has proven that once again it really is all about the music.

Davis Mallet has had songs recorded by over 150 artists, including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris, and the Muppets. He is even the creator of the great American folk classic “Garden Song”.

While David called Nashville his home and was immersed in the Nashville Music Scene for years, he now calls Maine his home but there is no doubt that he has left an unfading imprint on Music City and Classic Americana Music forever.

- Jan Duke, About.com Guide