Picks and Pans Review: Harvest Moon

updated 10/03/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/03/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Joe Waters

Back home in Chillicothe, Ohio, they call him "Appalachia Joe," and Waters' tunes do speak of stills, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Civil War. His lyrics have a crude folksiness that is clearly not accidental: In The Queen of Hearts Loves You, he writes, "So I went on out to Hollywood/To take Clark Gable's place/But ended up a stuntman/ Takin' punches in the face." While the effect seems strained at times, Waters does offer a basic down-home style rare in the Nashville era.

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