Dawn Landes’ fifth album is her self-described “Nashville record.” She’s highlighted that fact by coercing Country Music Hall of Fame member and iconic producer Fred Foster (Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard) out of retirement to provide direction.
Spending sessions together listening, discussing and fine-tuning Landes songs, Foster also provided her with an education in country songwriting and the songs of Jimmy Driftwood (of which she does two). Add to that an A-team of Nashville musicians, and this is an album that illuminates Landes’ honey-toned vocals partnered with an authentic country ease.
Without doubt, one of my fave albums of the year.
Meet Me at the River is out now via Yep Roc/Redeye.
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