Monday, July 25, 2011

Blame Sally - Speeding Ticket and a Valentine

Blame Sally is an Americana act that features four ladies from San Francisco.  I hate to categorize acts under a banner like Americana, but that seems to be where I would file this one.  The music is primarily acoustic with some very, very strong harmonies.  Modern folk perhaps?  Doesn't really matter because this is a very good listen.  There are several standout tracks such as the opener "Bird in Hand" and the pop inflected "Living Without You".  Styles and influences flow and merge from song to song making for a varied but most enjoyable listening experience.

The band has commented that this album has a retro feel to it and I agree with that, but there is also something very much more to this album.  It has the feel of something that is at once familiar and new at the same time.  "Parajos Sin Alas" is a genre spanning cut that combines a Latin influence with folk harmonies to create a song that is more than the sum of its parts.

Check Blame Sally...they are worth your time.

1 comment:

  1. We all love you Blame Salley! Will be watching and listening to you on Michael Johnathon's WoodSongs in Lexington Kentucky tonight -)