Album Review: Blue Ridge Blood – Chelle Rose

Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 3.31.24 PM.pngFor the last few weeks, as I have listened to Blue Ridge Blood, the brand new record by alt-country rocker Chelle Rose, out today via her own label, Lil’ Damsel Records, I’ve been challenged in pinpointing the right way to describe exactly why her music captivates me, and I think I have figured it out:

Chelle Rose has a voice with a view.

With her sultry tone and accented growl, coupled with seductive tales of life in hard times, of reminding us that “you can’t reckon with the Devil”, of her Blue Ridge heritage, of Gypsy wisdom, and of the death of evil kinfolk, her music takes the listener to another place—it’s walking barefoot on dew-laden grass in the country at sunset, it’s swinging on a splintery front porch and expectantly staring into the great wide open, it’s traveling a hot and dusty road, it’s wrestling with internal heartache and struggle but still moving forward with determination. It’s a force to be reckoned with.

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