Phosphorescent – Los Angeles

Matthew Houck has been recording great americana and folk rock since the turn of the millennium. The album Here’s to Taking it Easy, released in 2010, was my first awareness of his stage persona Phosphorescent, loved this album when it came out. It’s accomplished, heartfelt and joyful.

I could have picked any track off the record but Los Angeles, the closer, is probably the defining song for me.