NYC singer Carly Jamison is into real rock. Her 2012 album Everything Happens For A Reason was a pleasant surprise, breathing new life into country rock. Her new full-length Ungrounded is more of the same and then some. A bit more don't fuck-me- with-me rock (Superman Fantasy, Runaway Train), but also the jumpy vocal approach of Joan Armatrading in Brand New Day.
Once again she brought her New York attitude to Nashville to lay down the tracks under the supervision of producer Tres Sasser and Dan Baird on six string duties. They assembled a wealth of seasoned players to broaden the sonic palette - sax player Chris West deserving special honors for Small Talk. The album's closer I Said I Loved You But I Lied is great putdown song, with the old school backing adding sense of melancholy to the harsh lyrics like.
If Bonnie Raitt and Tom Petty ever had a daughter she would have sounded like Carly Jamison.
Carly Jamison; vocals, acoustic guitar
Dan Baird: electric and acoustic guitars
Keith Brogdon: drums and percussion
Jon Paul Frappier: trumpet
K.S. Rhodes: viola, harmonica, melodica
Tres Sasser: bass, acoustic guitar, piano, background vocals
Sarah Silva: background vocals
Chris Tench: acoustic guitar
Chris Tuttle: piano, B3, Wurlitzer, Rhodes
Oscar Utterstrom: trombone
Chris West: saxophone
- Superman Fantasy
- No Easy Way Out
- I Don t Think We Have Ever Met
- Small Talk
- Sailing Away
- Runaway Train
- Brand New Day
- Traveling On
- Say Goodbye
- I Said I Loved You But I Lied
HCTF review of Everything Happens For A Reason.