RaeLynn, Colter release new sounds
Friday, March 24, 2017
– RaeLynn finally releases her full-length debut , even though she had a hit four years ago with "God Made Girls." And a music veteran, Jessi Colter, gets religious on her first album in 10 years.
RaeLynn changed labels and management after a few EPs on Big Machine. She is now on Warner with her first single "Love Triangle' making some noise at radio. The disc concerns her parents' divorce.
Jessi Colter releases "The Psalms" on Sony Legacy. The disc was produced by Lenny Kaye, guitarist best known for his work with Patti Smith. Colter recorded the disc in 2007 and 2008 in Manhattan. Each of the dozen songs concerns a psalm with Colter signing the words. Kaye plays guitars on the disc with Colter on piano. The songs were late augmented by other musicians. This is her first release since"Out of the Ashes" in 2006.
Bluegrass vet Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice are out with "The Mountains Are Calling Me Home" today. The release contains 11 songs played by Sisk and his band - Jamie Harper on fiddle, Jason Davis on banjo, Johnathan Dillon on mandolin and Kameron Keller on bass.
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Even if you enjoy religious music, Jessi Colter's "The Psalms" may be an acquired taste. As its title simply suggests, these 'songs' are basically akin to Old Testament Psalms, put to music. And that's usually a good thing, as King David was one of the Bible's best original songwriters (and also a mean harpist or so we're told).
What might make this album a bit of a stretch for many listeners, though, is the style of music to which Colter puts these lyrics. »»»
Out of the Ashes
Just when you thought you could close the book on Jessi Colter - widow of Waylon Jennings, mother of Shooter, never really lived up to the potential she exhibited on the legendary "Wanted: The Outlaws" album, probably best known for the pop hit "I'm Not Lisa" - she releases her first CD in 20 years and gives every indication of emulating the mythical phoenix she evokes in the title.
Super producer (and guest bassist) Don Was wisely keeps the arrangements spare, so the attention stays on Colter's voice. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man
Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it
Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker.
Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
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