Raven and Red :: We Rise Up

Raven and Red - We Rise Up Cover ArtHet trio Raven And Red heeft onlangs Nashville als thuishaven gekozen. We Rise Up, hun eerste CD met eigen nummers, is echter verre van pure country. Ze spelen akoestisch en putten veel van hun inspiratie uit jaren zeventig folkies als Jim Croce en John Denver en zelfs traditionele Keltische muziek. Wat ze echter, behalve een paar handenvol mooie liedjes, boven de middelmaat van Nashville doet uitstijgen is de messcherpe en soms kippenvel opwekkende samenzang. Daar kunnen de Eagles nog een puntje aan zuigen. Uitstekend debuut!

Raven and Red, We Rise Up. Raven and Red, a Nashville-based trio, look young in the cover photo here, and it turns out they are: one of them is actually still in high school. No matter—vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Brittany Jones and brothers Mitchell Lane (vocals and guitars) and Cole King (vocals and mandolin)—all already have impressive musical resumes and, more importantly, a ton of talent. On their first full-length album of original material, their harmony vocals are gorgeous throughout, and so are their melodies and violin-, banjolin-, and mandolin-spiced instrumentation, which draws on folk, country, pop, and bluegrass. I’m reminded of such late 60s/early 70s groups as Swampwater and Linda Ronstadt’s Stone Poneys.
Raven and Red
1. Living and Loving You
2. Left Me Again
3. Wild Roses
4. Lead Me Back To You
5. Grandpa’s Beer
6. Mirror To My Soul
7. Another Empty Bottle
8. It Could Have Been You
9. Today
10. Moonshine and Makeup (One More Mistake)
11. Wild Roses Reprise
12. Wild Roses Reprise
Winter Haven
World Traveler
12. We Rise Up
Raven and Red We Rise Up – Bio


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