OUT OF THE PAST
On his fifth album, David Picco takes a cue from the title in offering a classic alt-country collection, one that echoes the gloriously raw and edgy recordings of Uncle Tupelo, Songs: Ohia and Drive-by Truckers. But in other ways, the St. John’s NL singer-songwriter uses this approach to address the present with searing clarity, as he’s adapted to life’s harsh realities. What can a poor boy do? The answer is still: to play in a Rock ‘n Roll band.