Hank bio, Price drop new sounds
Friday, March 25, 2016
– A movie soundtrack about Hank Williams and a Nashville-based singer who is old school are out today with new discs.
"I Saw the Light" is a music bio about Williams starring British actor Tom Hiddleston. He turns in covers of such songs as "hey Good Lookin'," "Move It On Over" and "Jambalaya." The disc also contains recordings by Eartha Kitt ("Santa Baby"), Eddy Arnold ("Anytime") and others.
Margo Price drops her debut with "Midwest Farmer's Daughter" on Third Man Records of Nashville. This is the first country act on the label, which happens to be owned by Jack White. Price recorded the 10 songs based on events in her life, which has seen some tough times as indicated by the song "Weekender" and "Hurtin (On the Bottle)." There's a lot of heartache in these songs.
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Margo Price's surprise EP, "Weakness," is a pleasant surprise, indeed. It may be concise, but it's packed tightly with good stuff.
The project's title cut is a bit confessional and finds Price admitting, "Sometimes my weakness is stronger than me." Price sings it like a down home cowgirl, over a toe-tapping beat. She follows this upbeat track with a moody piece called "Just Like Love," which is played in a minor key, and is a "Jolene"-esque meditation. »»»
Midwest Farmer's Daughter
You don't hear much from singers like Margo Price any more. When she's singing of the farm in the leadoff "Hands of Time," she's not singing some type of stultifying, reverse bro country song. Nope, she's talking about losing the family farm, her father having to work second shift in a prison and buying back the farm.
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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. »»»
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