Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs Of The Queen Of Country Music is the fifth full-length from New York City singer/songwriter Laura Cantrell, and as you probably deduced from the album’s title, the LP pays tribute to country music’s first female star. Cantrell recorded the 10-track record in Nashville, the city where both she and Wells were born. Aside from covering some of Wells’ most loved songs, Cantrell kicks off the album with the title track, a song she co-wrote with Amy Allison. Cantrell will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with her.
Cantrell: When I was a mere girl, I liked stuff that was old: movies, clothes, books, music. I have a feeling some of the Roulette Sisters grew up that way, too, as they have a way with the vintage guitars and dresses. The funny thing is that they make an old hybrid of jazz and blues feel contemporary with their very 21st-century spirit and sense of humor. Kind of like listening to the Boswell Sisters, Bessie Smith and the Coon Creek Girls all at once! Check out their new CD, Nerve Medicine, for some hot playing and singing and double entendre to spare.
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