Reviews and Blog Posts: Alt Country

The lights from the chemical plant

by Robert Ellis

DPL Rating:
4

Finally after 3 long years, we have new music from Robert Ellis.  His last album, Photographs, rejuvenated my love of honky tonk and folk.  Lights from the Chemical Plant has Ellis reaching further out from his Texas roots to mixed results.  Some of the songs have fallen to prey to the likes of...

Miracle temple

by Mount Moriah (Musical group)

DPL Rating:
3

Mount Moriah display their southern mountain roots in full.  "Bright Lights" at times sounds like a female-fronted Allman Brothers.  Some twang escapes on "Younger Days".  And the album closer, "Telling the Hour", has the dark, gothic feel of a misty cemetery.  Some of the lush string arrangements seem to get...

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