Oct 26, 2013

4 Stars for The Whale's Back


★★★★

Singer/songwriter Chad Kichula unveils a terrific third full-length in “The Whale's Back.” Though he still holds a full-time day job as owner of a forestry company, Kichula has crafted one of the more enjoyable Americana releases of the year. Whether performing standout originals “No Where But Down,” the title track and “Cry and Cry,” or tackling tunes by Hank Williams (“Alone and Forsaken”), Tom Waits (“Fall of Troy”) or a show-stopping reading of Johnny Cash's “Folsom Prison Blues,” Kichula is the real deal.

Jeffery Sisk - TribLive.com