Will Hermes
June 09, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Getting Somewhere

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Allison Moorer
Producers
Sugar Hill
genre
Rock, Country
We gave it a B

Allison Moorer began as a Nashville country singer, but like sister Shelby Lynne, soon jumped ship, exploring folk, gospel, and soul. Getting Somewhere, her first truly self-penned set amps up the twang-rock of her 2004 disc, The Duel, with high-mileage new hubby Steve Earle producing. The match is by no means perfect: Moorer’s understated voice doesn’t always rise to the arrangements. But when it does, particularly on the slower tracks where she can stretch out a bit (”New Year’s Day”), she sounds stronger and more fearless than ever.

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