Review: Fiancee helps Hayes Carll deliver his prettiest work
Hayes Carll, "What It Is" (Dualtone)
Dysfunctional relationships abound on Hayes Carll's new album, from the one-on-one wounds described in the opener "None'ya" to the cultural divide of...
Review: Tom Jones among artists singing Elmore James’ blues
Various Artists, "Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James" (Sylvan Songs)
Elmore James has been dead 54 years, and the blues aren't doing too well either. This lively tribute album gives both a boost.
The fan base for the kind of music James performed may be shrinking, but the parade of talent on "Strange Angels" shows there's still a lot of love for the blues among contemporary musicians.
Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer sing as one
When Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer sing on the album "Not Dark Yet," they're two voices, and then one. Their vocals do a dance with a familial awareness of space - together, apart, together.
In conversation, they speak quite differently from one another, but for the fact that each addresses the other as "Sissy." Moorer engages in talk generously. She can dig into a topic, but she also is capable of petty small talk.
Sisters Lynne and Moorer finally working together
NEW YORK (AP) — Shelby Lynne has a succinct explanation for why she and her sister Allison Moorer had two decades of successful solo careers before making a disc together. "Timing," she said.
Review: Sisters apply elegant harmonies to eclectic song mix
Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, "Not Dark Yet" (Silver Cross/Thirty Tigers)
It's been said that something mystical distinguishes the harmonies forged by siblings from those of ordinary mortals, and nothing Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer have sung together would prove otherwise.