Deep Water by Amanda Cook sits at the Country Pop end of Bluegrass with Patty Loveless, Dolly and Alison Krauss.
Kwndell Marvel has writing credits for Gary Allan, Lee Ann Womack, Travis Tritt & George Strait – the good news is that he’s kept back some gems for own
The band can play beautifully and the arrangements are unfailing lifting and crafted.
Burnette has produced an album of original Rockabilly albeit with 2017 production values. Where it differs to some of the latest purveyors is that the Country influence is never far away…
Her clear strong voice, so simply backed, was sufficient given the quality of all the songs. She has the gift for melody with a Country pop sensibility.
Lee Ann Womack’s ninth release continues her steady progression from Noughties mainstream Country star to Country Americana artist.
The effortless harmonies on You Don’t Own Me Anymore by The Secret Sisters are a pleasure to hear but to do it with such arresting beauty is truly a gift.
Judging by First Cigarette, Travis Meadows seems to have lived every lyric in your record collection.
The Hollering Pines second album, Mansion Of Heartbreak, is a traditional Country joy.
On Eilen Jewell’s Down Hearted Blues, you’ll enjoy her effortless, easy paced seductive vocals, superb arrangements and stellar guitar playing.
Hallelujah Anyhow is full of intelligent lyrics and laid back singer songwriter/rock which nods to Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and early 70’s Rolling Stones.
Instantaneously recognizable as the New Orleans sound – loud, loose, lots of brass, bluesy, a slightly slurred vocal and not least driven by a thumping bass
As Platt strutted her stuff up front the band shared ‘off camera’ grins and nods as they took their solos.
Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as Fast As I Can seethes & ruminates as Hubbard conjures up religious imagery and populates it with heroes and villains.
Hierarchy Of Crows by Moot Davis is a hard rocking outing that sits within Americana due to its rockabilly rhythm and not least some Country songs.
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real – Wonderfully simple raw electric guitar creates a near spiritual atmosphere and impact.
The posthumous release of Chuck shows that he was enjoying life with a wicked grin and capable of making worthy music to the end.
Whilst Americana will claim him, this is proper Country before auto tune, rehab and the major labels sanitized it.
No Glory by the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers compares favorably to 1960’s African-American Gospel treasures.
Ghost On The Car Radio is a fine release with exceptional tunes, lyrics that narrow the distance between hope and reality, and maybe a little Country Rock.