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Getting Somewhere

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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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