Best indie albums of 2018 Goldmine Magazine – by Lee Zimmerman

Ad Vanderven boasts an extensive resume as both a singer and songwriter, as well as a tenure with Iain Matthews and the Brit folk trio known as Plainsong. Still, it’s Ad on his own that’s drawn the majority of attention throughout his career, and with his latest effort, I Was Hank Williams, he focuses on songs drawn from a vintage motif. Granted, there’s little here that actually references the album’s namesake, but several tracks do take on Dylan-esque designs, thanks to Vanderveen’s rustic-sounding vocals and an adept acoustic style drawn from poetic narratives and a genuinely soothing sensibility.
Lee Zimmerman – Goldmine 2018.