Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bosque Brown Baby

It's hard to compare Bosque Brown to any other band or musician.  Her musical sound is spare and slightly haunting in the tradition of old mountains.  Her voice is similar to Chan Marshall, er, Cat Power--but, the tone of her music has more in common with Gillian Welch.  Her friend Damien Jurado said she's Kitty Wells heartache mixed with Robert Johnson's howl.  And honestly I don't think the comparison is far fetched.

Her music teeters on the edge of dour mood music and twangy upbeat songs.  The album builds slowly and beautifully from the moody "White Dove" to the sublime "Train Song" and spiced up in between with the acappella gospel of "On and Off Pt. 1, 2 & 3."  While her songs can be seen as somewhat sad, like "Went Walking," there is a cheer in her voice as the album continues in songs like "Train Song."  The latter song is one of the more upbeat songs on Baby and reflects the sweetness in her voice and is one of my favorites on the album.

Upcoming shows:

3/1/09 @ Dan's Silverleaf - Denton, TX
3/7/09 @ Good Records (in-store) - Dallas, TX
3/20/09 @ SXSW - Austin, TX

Her album Baby will be out on March 3 and you can get it here.

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