For now the second time in a row and in as many years, Melissa Carper and her cohorts have crafted an exquisite work of audio goodness that mesmerizes with its wayback sound and style, stealing you to a simpler era in music when everything made more sense, and the foundations of music were set.
An important subset of the country/roots revolution we’re currently enjoying is women who are fearlessly hearkening back to the very earliest times of American music before it was all corrupted by fads and financial incentives. This is where Sierra Ferrell has found fertile ground, and so has Melissa Carper.
Andrija Tokic, Billy Contreras, Brennen Leigh, Chris Scruggs, Dennis Crouch, Gina Gallina, Melissa Carper, Odetta, Ramblin Soul, Sad Daddy, Sierra Ferrell, The Carper Family, The Time Jumpers, Wes Langlois
Grabbing from a wide array of country music influences and regional dialects, and splicing them all together seamlessly with some 70’s coolness, Tennessee native Mose Wilson has just dropped this infectious and entertaining self-titled debut album.
Many folks have been feverishly awaiting news on when the debut album from gypsy jazz Appalachian folk phenom Sierra Ferrell would finally emerge after signing to Rounder Records in 2019. Well now we’ve been made aware the album is coming, and it’s appropriately titled “Long Time Coming.”
This new album by Melissa Carper entitled Daddy’s Country Gold is not just the blossoming of a songwriter, singer, and entertainer, it’s one of those few and fleeting moments where everything comes together to present music in its perfect, most ideal form.
It’s not just the fact that Logan Ledger’s voice sounds like a striking combination of George Jones and Dwight Yoakam, and that he could write songs to compliment it, it was about the team that had assembled around his talent, namely highly-decorated producer T Bone Burnett, and Rounder Records.
On September 8th, 2018, Saving Country Music warned you to remember the name Logan Ledger. Now some seven months later, we’re finally getting the first taste of what Logan Ledger is all about, and if anything, the hype hasn’t done it justice in a 2-song release of the tunes “Starlight” and “Imagining Raindrops.”
Over the last few years, there’s been two primary names that people in-the-know about the doings of true country music have been sliding Saving Country Music’s way and saying they’re ones to watch. The first name was Tyler Childers, and we all know how that turned out. The second is Logan Ledger.
Look, with all due respect to my great friends over in the Americana world, I want to annex Jim Lauderdale back to the cause of country music. By the (self-imposed) power vested in me, I plant a flag in his graying, shoulder-length hair and hereby decree he is country music’s property, only graciously on loan to Americana as an estranged and exiled refugee…
Al Perkins, Bobby Bare, Buddy Miller, Dennis Crouch, Elvis Costello, George Strait, I'm A Song, Jim Lauderdale, John Oates, Kenny Vaughan, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Chesnutt, Patty Loveless, Review, Robert Hunter, Stuart Duncan, The Grateful Dead