Martin's traditional balladeer approach serves his debut well; his voice carries the record with the instrumental performances being quite solid, but only occasionally coming to the forefront of the album's sound. The strength of Martin's voice clearly makes this the correct approach.
"So, this week's playlist has a few new songs this year that will be in heavy rotation all throughout fall for me. It includes another from the fabulous album from Tulsa's Dan Martin, Jacob Tovar & the Saddle Tramps, John Moreland, Jason Isbell and more."
"Father Time by Dan Martin (3:38) -- A true singer/songwriter ballad in the manner that we've come to know, love and expect from Tulsa's incredible roots performers. I love the complexities in the chord variances and the unhurried grace in which the arrangement is presented. As a storyteller, Martin is right up there with the master lyricists of the genre. Though not dusty dominant by any means, Father Time nonetheless carries that timeless, rootsy and road weary sound that just wants to step back and slip into something as comfortable as an old flannel shirt."