Think of Richard Leschen as a New Zealand version of James McMurty. His songs on his latest release, Black Horses, are comfortable backporch music best suited for the end of a hard day of work and a cold beer. His easy going vocal style belie a knack for literary detail and story telling that's way above the typical folk singer. Highlights from Black Horses include the title track, "Poppies and Thieves," "Kalgoorlie Mine," and "Bed Monkey."


- Calvin Powers, Taproot Radio