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ReviewShine Wednesday: Quickies…

Posted in Dana Cooper, Julie Gribble, The Double Downbeats on May 26, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

Every Wednesday, I feature a quick review of at least one album that has been submitted to me through the ReviewShine website. I have cleverly titled this recurring segment “ReviewShine Wednesday.”

Things have been a little hectic this week, however, so I’m not going to give a full album review this time around. Instead, here are a few songs that have caught my ear. If you like the songs, check out the rest of what each artist has to offer.

Up first is one called “Dolly’s Words & Tammy’s Tears” by Julie Gribble. Gribble is a songwriter from Georgia who also spends some time working as an actress in L.A. You might think that spending time on the West Coast would weed out some of those southern roots. Listen to the closing track on Gribble’s new CD Letting Go, and you’ll realize those roots are holding fine.

Julie Gribble: Dolly’s Words & Tammy’s Tears (Buy Album)

Next up is “Enough” from Dana Cooper. Cooper is a veteran songwriter from Nashville who has been making music since the 1970’s. On his new CD The Conjurer, Cooper says he focused on crafting uplifting songs of hope to help people through these uncertain times. With this track, Cooper reminds us that a little effort can help us get where we’re trying to go.

Dana Cooper: Enough (Buy Album)

Finally, I give you “Heart & Mind Half Gone” from The Double Downbeats. The Double Downbeats are Lloyd and Summer Evans, a husband and wife songwriting team from Illinois who specialize in bringing a 60’s rock vibe into contemporary roots music. They earn bonus points for claiming Over the Rhine (a band I featured extensively last week) as a major influence.

The Double Downbeats: Heart & Mind Half Gone (Buy Album)