Second Attention James Toth, a.k.a. Wooden Wand, is best known as the leader of the Vanishing Voice, a psychedelic troupe that favors murky improvisation. For Second Attention… Second Attention James Toth, a.k.a. Wooden Wand, is best known as the leader of the Vanishing Voice, a psychedelic troupe that favors murky improvisation. For Second Attention… 2006-08-22 Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band Folk Rock
Music Review

Second Attention (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 22, 2006; Lead Performance: Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band; Genres: Folk, Rock

James Toth, a.k.a. Wooden Wand, is best known as the leader of the Vanishing Voice, a psychedelic troupe that favors murky improvisation. For Second Attention, his sixth album in the last three years, though, he assembled a lean new backing band to record 10 remarkably strong electric-folk originals. Their stripped-down, country-tinged vibe is often reminiscent of Dylan circa John Wesley Harding. More importantly, so are the arresting images of God and death that fill Toth's drawled lyrics.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints
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