Sunday, July 17, 2016

CD Review: Marley's Ghost Release "The Woodstock Sessions" & Chelle Rose Delivers "Blue Ridge Blood"

From the west coast comes the latest album titled "The Woodstock Sessions" from Americana/Bluegrass band Marley's Ghost, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2016.  It will be released on July 15 through Sage Arts and features guest Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Campbell, who also produced the album. The new thirteen-song release was recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY and features many traditional songs that have been given the proper Americana treatment. Beginning with dark tones of "Blind Fiddler," you get swept up in the song's storyteller lyrics. They lighten the mood and pick-up the tempo for the bluegrass delivery of "Ain't That Trouble In Mind" and showcase wonderful harmonizing in "Run On For A Long Time." Campbell's guidance on this album is heard all over this new release as Marley's Ghost dig back to their roots on the original "Oh Sweet Wind" and on the album closer "Uncle Joe." Marley's Ghost have a handful of live shows lined up in August and September along the west coast. To find out more about their latest release "The Woodstock Sessions," please visit marleysghost.com.

From Nashville comes the latest release titled "Blue Ridge Blood" from singer/songwriter Chelle Rose. It will be released on August 5th on Rose's own label, Lil' Damsel Records. The new eleven-song release begins with the dark tones of "Paintsville Table" as Chelle Rose delivers a hard edge to her alternative country sound. The addictive stomp rhythm of "Reckon With The Devil" has a traditional blues feel, before hearing the storied lyrics of "Dammit Darlin." Fellow Nashville artist, Buddy Miller lends his vocals to the smooth country sounds of "Blue Ridge Blood," before painting the mystical picture of "Gypsy Rubye" with the searing alt-rock rhythm. The gentle acoustic folk-style of "Sing Pretty" delivers an emotional close to the album. To find out more about Chelle Rose and her latest release "Blue Ridge Blood," please visit chellerose.com.

1 comment:

Alan said...

There isn't anything that Chelle sings that i do not like...As for the new album, from the snippets I have heard, everything is spot on great...