Friday, March 30, 2012

CD Review: Darlene Bailey's Gentle Debut Album, "Wrenches & Rags"

Singer/songwriter Darlene Bailey released her debut album, “Wrenches & Rags” last May and has received very positive reviews. Her solo performances are very heartfelt as you can’t help but get caught up in her warming, gentle voice.

The 12-song album is full of relaxing, laid-back stories that just ease your troubles away. Her songs like “Linda’s Angel” and “Song for TJ” are like modern day fairy tales as Darlene’s lyrics paint the perfect picture in your mind, accompanied by the flow of an acoustic guitar. Darlene does add some electric instrumentation for “Ricky Rudd My NASCAR Stud,” but her strength lies in her folk-storytelling delivery as in “My Father’s Father’s Father.” The album closes with the June Carter Cash sounding, country ballad “The Old Songs.”

Darlene Bailey has a load of scheduled appearances in the Massachusetts area. Please visit her website (darlenebailey.com) for a complete list of dates and to find out more about this rising folk artist.

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