February 28, 2012

Carly Jamison: Everything Happens For A Reason

Singer-songwriter Carly Jamison brought along her NYC DIY attitude when she laid down the tracks for her debut album Everything Happens For A Reason at True Tone Recording in Nashville, TN.

Country rock is a schizophrenic genre: changes are that things fails to gel or worse. When the pieces fit however, you can get a rollicking honky tonk vibe going. Jamison can show her vocal muscles - with Ask Me If I Give A Shit and This Big Old Bottle as the prime examples. She has a hoarse voice - not as rough as Janis, and a few shades darker than Bonnie Raitt's. She shines during Self-Consumed, a classic boy-leaves-girl country lament. The sole clunker is the gospel tinged The Hills Of Jericho, a middle of the road ditty with cheesy background vocals.

Backed by seasoned veterans, including guitarists Dan Baird, Carly Jamison got herself a vintage sound that never grows old. Hats off to producer Tres Sasser who got the sound right.

Carly Jamonison: vocals, guitar
Dan Baird: guitar
Keith Brogdon: drums
Tres Sasser: bass
David Henry: strings

Carly Jamison: Everything Happens For A Reason

Everything Happens For A Reason is a released on Desktop Recordings. Buy it from her website.

  1. Bring It On
  2. Doubt
  3. Ask Me If I Give A Shit
  4. The One With You
  5. The Hills Of Jericho
  6. Self-Consumed
  7. Look Where It's Coming From
  8. No Control Anymore
  9. This Big Old Bottle
  10. Dreaming

» carlyjamison.com

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