Ghost of the Knoxville Girl by Doug and Telisha Williams

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Oct 172009
 


Doug and Telisha Williams are an alt.country duo knocking around the small towns and backwoods of Americana making friends with the unemployed and sympathizing with parents of kids gone wrong and somehow they soak it all up and write songs that range from honky-tonk salvation to nitty gritty rock to lonesome love. They often reminds me of the heyday of Trailer Bride. Their most recent CD, “Ghost of the Knoxville Girl,” is backed by some excellent musicians who know how to pull asong together into an emotional punch. The band features Rod Capps and Jonathan Byrd on electric guitar, Tom Berry on organ and accordion, Nathan Logan on drums and Lloyd Maines on pedal steel.

The highlights for me are “Kitchen Light,” “Graveyard Train,” “Learning To Drink Whiskey,” and “Unrepentant Sinner’s Last Prayer.”