Anna Laube eponymous third album is a fine collection of country-folk songs delightfully punctuated with dashes of blues and jazz that act as a musical lens to focus the listener to her nuanced and crystalline voice, five years in the making the ten-track release has nine original songs penned by the Wisconsin born multi-instrumentalist, a cover of the much loved Satisfied Mind (a version featuring a female protagonist/pronouns) and a guest appearance from keyboard legend Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers, John Mayer), the albums available direct from the artist on CD or digitally on Bandcamp.
Last year on Beat Surrender we featured a single from Brighton singer-songwriter Kate Gerrard a.k.a Delta Bell, well Bow Out of the Fading Light has being a little while coming – but definitely worth the wait and Kate’s debut album is all set for release on July 27th on At The Helm Records (Proper Distribution).
The 11-track offering delivers an original collection of thoughtful folk-pop, that combines pedal steel and harmonium imbued tunes, flecked with alt-country, gospel, classic 60s girl group stylings and all underpinned by Kate’s distinct mellifluous vocal; there’s a nod to genius songwriting of the late great Townes van Zandt too and though the album is influenced by elements of Americana it’s very much an British original that’s absorbs and deftly reworks the influences rather than making a reproduction.
Delta Bell – Phosphorus
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