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Moorer gets personal

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – It's a quiet day on the release front with Allison Moorer out with a new CD and a bluegrass family band doing their thing.

Moorer is out with "Down to Believing" on Entertainment One. Moorer goes confessional as this break-up disc was recorded after the end of her seven-year marriage to Steve Earle. The first single on the 13-song release is "Like It Used to Be."

The Snyder Family Band is comprised of Bud Snyder on upright bass and his kids, Samantha on lead vocals and fiddle and Zeb on mandolin and guitar. This is the trio's debut for the Mountain Home label.

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Down to Believing CD review - Down to Believing
Allison Moorer's eighth studio album may be her finest yet; her voice rings clear, soaring on the tender ballads of loss and fiercely raging through the rockers that name the ongoing struggles we all face as we maneuver in and around the vagaries of love, failure, momentary hope and disillusion. Moorer joins forces with her old producer Kenny Greenberg, who also plays electric guitar on several songs and co-wrote the title track, and though it took them two years to record the album, it was worth the wait. »»»
Crows CD review - Crows
Allison Moorer is known as much for her own material as she is for her family in sister Shelby Lynne and hubby Steve Earle. However, here, Moorer seems to move from previous Americana albums for a haunting, jazz-accented approach on the opener Abalone Sky. Think of Cowboy Junkies' Margo Timmins fronting a seasoned jazz trio, and you should get the picture for that tune and especially the engaging Should I Be Concerned. And it's a very good idea, which sets things off on the right foot. »»»
Mockingbird CD review - Mockingbird
Labeling this merely a covers album is selling the talented Allison Moorer short; this Buddy Miller-produced collection of interpreted songs is both a respectful tribute to the female songwriting genre and a testament to Moore's own vocal prowess. A gifted songwriter herself - the self-penned title track is among the best on the disc - the song selections reflect Moorer's own eclectic influences, ranging from Ma Rainey to Patti Smith to Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power). »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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