Court Yard Hounds disc available for listening
Monday, April 26, 2010
– The debut album from The Court Yard Hounds, the Dixie Chicks' offshoot group, is available now for listening
on the AOL web site.
The Hounds are sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, who are two-thirds of the Dixie Chicks. The disc contains 12 songs with help from Jakob Dylan on See You in the Spring.
The Court Yard Hounds are doing dates on the Lilith tour this summer. While the Chicks have been dormant, they will resurface as an opening act on the summer stadium tour of The Eagles.
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With The Dixie Chicks seemingly on recording hiatus, this has been a productive year for the trio in other configurations. For sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, that translates into the second volume of the California sunshine pop sounds under the moniker The Court Yard Hounds three years after its debut. And once again, Maguire and Robison know a thing or two about sisterly harmonies, bright sounding songs and a few twists and turns.
This isn't a straight-ahead country disc ...
With their main gig - the Dixie Chicks - on an extended recording hiatus, sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire decided to get together to form this duo and put out some quality music. Think of Sheryl Crow, and you have a pretty good idea of what the Court Yard Hounds sound like. There is a brightness from the generally simple, laid-back production of the sisters and Jim Scott.
The Hounds' sound is not something you'd find on a Chicks' disc. The material comes as being more of ...