Thursday, July 28, 2011

Review: Maiden Radio "Lullabies" LP

Louisville's favorite ladies folk trio, Maiden Radio, has a new album coming out in a couple weeks called 'Lullabies' and is a collection of covers and traditional classics originally recorded for band member Julia Purcell's new baby.
The album is a quiet 8 songs recorded in Cheyenne Mize's attic complete with creeks and cracks that add to the theme of lulling little bitty babies off to twilight.
The album starts off with an Odetta classic "Sail Away ladies" (without Odetta's howling high notes..) that will make the most sarcastic southern ex-pat nostalgic for the southeast.
The album continues with one of the best renditions of "lavender blue" I have heard, and I have heard plenty, followed by a very true to form Gillian Welch song from 20001's Time, "Dear Someone".
The album ends with the traditional ''Hush Thee My Rowan" that would leave the listener wanting more, if he or she was still awake, as putting the listener to sleep is the ultimate goal, and these ladies did a pretty good job at this.

The Album 'Lullabies' is the first release on Daniel Martin Moore's "Ol Kentuck" label and will hit the streets in 2 weeks.
Maiden Radio's album release show will be on August 5th at Uncle Slayton's at 7pm, and an instore at ear-x tacy on August 9th at 6pm.

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