Judson McKinney & Mourning Dove at Gottrocks

JUDSON MCKINNEY "Judson is the next Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Warren Zevon... all rolled into one." - Argot and Ochre " ... one of the more compelling live acts around." - LA TIMES www.judsonmckinney.com www.judson.bandcamp.com MOURNING DOVE "It’s hard to pinpoint exactly which folk tradition Mourning Dove favors, which is far from a bad thing. The duo of Lisa Stubbs and Niel Brooks seem to view classic English folk and Appalachian traditions with equal fondness, resulting in a debut EP that sounds tailor-made not only for those who remember Fairport Convention or Nick Drake, but also for fans of lush, lilting modern acts like First Aid Kit or Lily & Madeleine. The disc’s five songs are characterized by Stubbs’s clear vocals and by subtle acoustic guitar interplay, as well as a sense of twilit magical realism in which flowers spring from palms and music reverberates through the rocks. “Flower Song” comes in on an insistent bass line and violins that build a sense of unease before settling into a pastoral pace, while a pedal steel-limned cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” not only mutates into an unexpected and fast-paced dance rhythm, but it also comes full-circle with the rhythms that dominate the end of “Mourning Dove”. Chrysalis is a promising debut, and one that’s over far too quickly." - Andrew Gilstrap, Pop Matters www.mourningdovemusic.com www.mourningdove8.bandcamp.com/releases
  • November 17, 2017
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