Review:Ashley Monroe's 'Sparrow' - PG Music Podcast

Saturday, 19 May 2018 01:54 PM Written by 

 Best known for her critically-acclaimed solo albums and her work with Miranda Lambert and Angeleena Presley as one-third of Pistol Annies, Ashley Monroe's recently released "Sparrow' is a departure, a somber, sober look at life (complete with a string section), produced by cutting edge producer David Cobb, known for his work with Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell and Brandi Carlille.  




"Hands On You"

Mother's Daughter"

"Wild Love"

"Daddy I Told You"

"Keys To The Kingdom"

The production idea, 64 years earlier with Anita Carter, the sister of June Carter Cash.  It wasn't a factor in "Sparrow," but merely shows the idea had been used before. 

October 30, 1953: "There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight" Anita Carter with a string quartet. Chet Atkins, who played guitar on this recording, later went on to become country's best known guitarist and as an RCA Victor producer, one of the co-creators of the "Nashville Sound" production concept that broadened country music's appeal in the 50's and 60's by reducing the twang, making various country records "cross over" to pop success.  Atkins designed the RCA studio where Monroe recorded "Sparrow."


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