Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Usually a lot better than this...hard to believe.
The album is all over the country map (in a very good way) from the western swing of South for A Change to very strong cuts featuring guests such as John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Old Crow Medicine Show and Marty Stuart. All of the guests make great turns but this remains Marley's Ghost's show and the results are fantastic. Another great example of the how ReviewShine can turn people on to sounds that you otherwise would have missed.
Here's a nice version of Levon Helm's Growin' Trade
New York shows please! Bobby Womcack's I Used To Lover Her
Melody Walker is a singer-songwriter out of the Bay Area and I have to tell you that I love this record. I've been playing it quite a bit and continually find something new to like. Great vocals, strong bluegrass-Americana playing and great songs. "Gold Rush Goddess" is a little sultry, "Family Band" is a great tune that features The Buck Walters (Humboldt County, CA). Jacob Groopman is all over the record with some very strong playing but the highlight here is Ms. Walker's vocals.
A nice California twist on the Americana sound. You can grab it on her website as a pay what you want release. Pay something folks 'cause this is a good one. It's gets the OldRockr1 Seal of Approval for sure.