Monthly Archives: June 2019

Country Music Round Up – June 2019

It’s been a really good month for the genre.

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Doug Seegers – A Story I got to Tell
Genre: Your Dad’s Country
Rating: 9/10
Commentary: Perfectly traditional, and really good.
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Ian Noe – Between the Country
Genre: Interstitial Appalachian folk
Rating: 8/10
Commentary: Modern Appalachian country. Not self-mocking, and not too serious either. Always sad.
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Justin Townes Earl- The Saint of Lost Causes
Genre: Saving the family legacy
Rating: 7.5/10
Commentary: His strongest work ever. The usual chug a chug a chug style of ‘on the road again’ playing, but with humor and very solid songwriting
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Charlie Marie – Charlie Marie
Genre: Channeling the spirits of forebears
Rating: 8/10
Commentary: A solid but not cliched take on old forms. Checks all the boxes.
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Askew Sisters – Enclosure
Genre: Traditional/folk
Rating: 8.5/10
Commentary: The musicality here is just incredible. “The Wounded Hussar” is the standout.
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Caroline Spence – Mint Condition
Genre: Sad songs sung well
Rating: 8/10
Commentary: One of the best middle of the road country albums this year.
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Rob Melancon – Pinkville
Genre: Cigarettes and Alcohol
Rating: 6.5/10
Commentary: Hiqh quality Tom Waits impression.
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