Mississippi shopkeeper Lawrence (Smith), is mourning the suicide of his brother, when his son-in-law James (Ross) mugs him, looking for cash to feed his crack habit. Lawrence and James start to build bridges, though, when sister-in-law Marlee (Riggs) moves in.
Tough as teak but tender with it, Lance Hammer's debut gets a long overdue - and very welcome - UK release. It puts the 'blue' into bluegrass, but finds plenty of uplift and emotion too. Excellent.
Reviewed by David Parkinson
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