Author: Zackary Kephart
It’s nice to see artists that care about the whole concept of an album. It’s more than just a couple songs you send out to your fans to tide them over every couple years. A proper album should be a snapshot of where an artist is at with their career.
Of course, there are albums made that aren’t necessarily about an artist, but rather, a vision that they have. This unshackling of the imagination usually unfolds into what we call a concept album. Heck, just this year we’ve had some fantastic concept albums come our way with two being Country Music Mind album of the year contenders.
So when I heard that some group named Dolly Shine was going to be making a concept album called Walkabout, I was pretty intrigued. Not all concept albums are executed well, but the concept of an album that centers on a lonely drifter and his thoughts at least intrigued me.