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ALLISON MOORER

Mockingbird

2008-02-13

Just like her sister, Shelby Lynne, alt-country folksinger Allison Moorer's latest is a set of (mostly) covers, in this case songs by women composers who have inspired her. The title track is Moorer's own; the rest is a virtual WYCE eclectic playlist of artists such as June Carter Cash, Patti Smith, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Ma Rainey, Gillian Welch, Cat Power and, yes, even sister Shelby. Husband Steve Earle lends an instrumental hand and the whole collection is under the watchful eye of Buddy Miller. Hard to find fault with this all-star line-up. Moorer said she purposefully stayed away from the usual folk-writing superstars such as Lucinda and Emmylou and chose the songs that, in her words, "I bring the most to, what my gut wanted to do and my spine knew was right.” Good choices. 02/08 MJVD Folk-Americana

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