Roots Review: Jennifer Goree &
Jennifer Goree delivers a great album self-titled with Appalachian Soul.
Jennifer Goree, Glenn Cannon, Bunny Goree, Mark Nimmons, Andrew Brown, Paul Rucker, Tony Tidwell, Evan Dehner, Lew Fitch, Richard Tillinghast
Love Will Abide Blame it on Hemingway
Dissolute Darling Father's Sins
Jamie Running on Home
Nothing You Can Do Richest One
He Was A Dandy Gather Her Round
Joan Of Arc Shady Grove
|All I can
say, and it really isn't enough, is how this album managed to captivate
and hold me as a listener.
Jennifer Goree and Appalachian Soul have released a very real and very poetic album in this self-titled effort. The sound manages to not only captured a pure and harmonious sound, but they mesh it with a bluegrass/folk tinge. Add a little alt.rock and you have yourself a very special album.
It's a true pleasure to find out where this Athens, GA artist takes you throughout each track. She keeps you guessing in that you're not exactly which genre you'll be lead to on the next song. Which also makes this a very provocative and enticing piece of work.
The tracks that really did it for me were, "Blame it on Hemingway", "Joan of Arc", "Running on Home" and "Love Will Abide".
In a sense, the album seems to me as an appreciative nod towards a Cowboy Junkie sound, only with clarity and "oomph!"
Well done Jennifer and Appalachian Soul!
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