Through the blog, I have the immense fortune to listen to fantastic musicians I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. Few have been finer than Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil from Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Follow the link to pre-order their new album, which is sure to be a gem, and help them raise funds for the album’s release. They have 30 days to raise $6,000. The more of Doc Dailey’s music there is in the world, the better the world is.
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Even though Doc seems to think the only reason to travel through Ohio is some girl, I like Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil. I like them a lot.
Hailing from the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama – home to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, FAME Recording Studios, W.C. Handy and more than one member of Drive-By Truckers – Doc and his crew play with a complement of instrumentation that ranges from the traditional Americana staples of mandolin and banjo to pedal steel and organ right on up to horns and classical strings (If you don’t think banjo and classical strings make good companions, the title track from Victims, Enemies & Old Friends will prove you wrong).
Just as diverse is the range of song styles they pass through, from big-drum rockers (“She’s Gonna Love Me”, “The Only Reason That I Know”) to heartbroken-yet-hopeful ballads (“Pray for You”) to country music’s bread and butter, story songs (“Let Me Down”, “‘Til Death Do Us Part”). And, no mistake, this is music that lands heavily on the country side … Continue reading