Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CD Review: Burnside & Hooker Sing The Songs Of The "Rail Yard"

From Chicago comes the acoustic, earthy, Americana sounds of Burnside & Hooker with their debut album "Rail Yard Hymns." The album was released in September and masterfully showcases singer Rachel Bonacquisti's vocal abilities amongst a stark, but effective backdrop of acoustic instruments.
 
The album leads off with the slave chant of "Seasick Woman" as the rattle of chains keeps the rhythm. They speed things up with the aggressive "Ophelia," then head into a more edgier, rock direction with "Mistaken." The old-fashion jazzy sound of "Red Betty" is a breath of fresh air as the music and vocals are a perfect match. The songs "Myth" and "Logan Square" should catch the attention of today's folk-rock revival, which has become mainstream music.
 
Burnside & Hooker will be performing at the Chilifest in Chicago in November. To find out more about this growing underground band, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BurnsideandHooker.

1 comment:

MelBrandle said...

These days, I find that it's much easier to keep music in storage in the digital format and I tend to buy albums and singles off itunes than anything else. Haven't really been able to find this album there though. Can anyone direct me to the link?