An eleven-track release from a young, five-piece UK band fronted by quality vocals from Rebecca Rosellys and her partner Simon Rosellys, with tasteful, tender pedal-steel and resonator work from Allan Kelly, The Granary Sessions is an album of sweet-sounding modern Americana from England.
All titles are written by the band and reflect their love of the USA and its strong influence, positive pull on them and their music. Titles such as ‘Maryland’; ‘Ashville 1784’; ‘Red, White & Blue’ all clearly mirror the band’s love of the country where this music still holds sway with millions.
In truth, there’s nothing here that is driving, hard-nosed modern country or slick-backed sound, but the overall style and feel of this offering is surprisingly sinuous, sensitive and captivating. The Rosellys clearly draw their inspiration from the music of modern USA but with classic Texan and Appalachian rhythm and swell. Think soft harmonic rhythms and vocals here and you won’t be far wrong. If there is a stand-out track, for me, it goes to number ten, ‘Rose Tinted Glasses’, a paen to discovery, love and loss in the characterful and characteristic US country style.
Production is top-dollar and this is a band full of taste and talent, an outfit with a firm grip and grasp of the modern country scene. Already gaining in popularity in the UK and Europe country music world, this release is surely likely to propel the Rosellys to another level with a planned promotional/support tour of the USA already booked and on the cards.
For more, visit www.therosellys.co.uk
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