Brigitte DeMeyer: Red River Flower

My mailbox has been flooded with new music over the last week or so. And since I took most of last week off (house hunting is not easy)… I figure it’s time to start trying to share some of that music with you. Today, it’s Red River Flower the upcoming release (Feb. 17) from songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer.

On her fourth studio album, DeMeyer delivers a strong collection of songs under the guidance of percussionist/producer Brady Blade (Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Dave Matthews). DeMeyer and Blade convened in Nashville for their sessions that produced the thirteen tracks contained here. Red River Flower is the first album DeMeyer has recorded in Music City, and she credits the city itself with providing her a “spiritual home” and helping her create a fully realized album that showcases her many influences.

The album carries you from the sparse finger-snapper “Looking for Moses” to the roadhouse swagger of “Wicked to Win” to the dobro fueled country of “Shepherd” and back to the rock and gospel flavored “Justice” with ease. All the songs were tracked live in the studio with a band consisting of Blade, Mike Henderson (Steeldrivers), Al Perkins (Gram Parsons), Phil Madeira (Buddy Miller), Chris Donohue (Allison Moorer), and Buddy Miller (umm… Buddy Miller). The live setting is conveyed in the warmth that emanates from each one of these songs. Tracks such as the mandolin and dobro driven “Sweet Lady Rosa” sound more like a back porch picking party than a slick studio production. The fact that Miller also contributes vocals to “Without You” and “Meant for Mine” is just icing on the cake.

Red River Flower is available February 17th from BDM Music.

Brigitte DeMeyer: Shepherd (Buy Album)
Brigitte DeMeyer: Justice (Buy Album)

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