David Sinclair of The Times

Mockingbird

David Ogilvy is the J. J. Cale of West London. The Scottish-American singer’s second album, Mockingbird (Thumbpick Records), has that lovely Southern back-porch feel, where songs of reminiscence and regret are steeped in the forgotten art of understatement. “Tell me how long can a man wait for his time?” he sings in a husky mid-Atlantic burr on Portmahomack as banjo and pedal steel glide wistfully behind. If Ogilvy has waited longer than most, it is not for want of a good song in his heart.