January 22, 2015

Pearls Mahone: Echoes from the Prairie

Singer Pearls Mahone honors the hillbilly tradition of Western Swing: rockabilly mixed with bluegrass and country. Her new album Echoes from the Prairie is filled with old-fashioned good time music about booze, sinners, jail and religion. Her live sets contain lots of perennial classics, but she is enough of a writer to include three of her own songs. The interaction between bass and Sax on the stomping Hard Luck should get her on the playlists of roots radio shows all over the world.

Mahone paints with broad strokes and her powerful voice can drown out a rowdy crowd in a bar without even trying. Echoes from the Prairie is a time capsule, but her yesteryear sound is fresh and very much alive,

Pearls Mahone: lead vocals
Zachary Sweeney: lead guitar
Chris Casallo: steel guitar, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Don Jacobs: clarinet, saxophone
Janine Bohlman: fiddle, backing vocals
Carl DeCorte: upright bass
Richard Klootwyk: percussion

Echoes from the Prairie is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from her website. Release date: February 6th.

  1. Blow Your Top
  2. All Of Me
  3. Flash Your Diamonds
  4. Hard Luck
  5. I Had Someone Else Before I Had You
  6. Long Way Home
  7. Oklahoma Hills
  8. Saint & Sinner
  9. Old Time Religion
  10. St. James Infirmary
  11. Excerpt from Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby

Live dates:
  • 02/06 Hideout Inn, Chicago, IL (album release party)
  • 05/02 Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN

» pearlsmahone.com

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