Good Southern Girl

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All Music Guide - J. Allen
At only 19 years of age, New Orleans singer/fiddler/songwriter Amanda Shaw is already on her fourth album with Good Southern Girl, which might go some way toward explaining how an artist so young seems to have already developed such a deep sense of musical history. Produced by Trina Shoemaker, who is best known for her work with Sheryl Crow, the album glides seamlessly through a number of rootsy styles while still maintaining a touch of the Crescent City throughout. In addition to her precocious fiddling skills, Shaw shows herself to be an accomplished composer, alternating between her own tunes and material from a broad spectrum of other sources. The self-penned title track ...
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All Music Guide - J. Allen
At only 19 years of age, New Orleans singer/fiddler/songwriter Amanda Shaw is already on her fourth album with Good Southern Girl, which might go some way toward explaining how an artist so young seems to have already developed such a deep sense of musical history. Produced by Trina Shoemaker, who is best known for her work with Sheryl Crow, the album glides seamlessly through a number of rootsy styles while still maintaining a touch of the Crescent City throughout. In addition to her precocious fiddling skills, Shaw shows herself to be an accomplished composer, alternating between her own tunes and material from a broad spectrum of other sources. The self-penned title track kicks things off with a feel-good vibe and lyrics full of local color, as Shaw sings of "magnolia nights" and heading "towards the parish line." She dips into the Lynyrd Skynyrd catalog for "Mississippi Kid," giving the blues-rocking stomp a particularly swampy touch. Zydeco king Clifton Chenier gets a nod as Shaw tackles his "Johnny Can't Dance," with her fiddle standing in for the accordion. She lends a Southern rock feel to the funk-rock-Cajun blend of "Git Fiddler," a nugget from Jefferson Starship's Papa John Creach era, and digs deep into New Orleans soil with the traditional Cajun instrumental "Blues de la Frontier." Shaw even gets Celtic for a moment, on "The Meek Maids Reel." The only real misstep on Good Southern Girl is appropriately shunted to the album's final slot, as Shaw delivers a semi-rap over the contemporary R&B groove of the ill-fitting "Yes Yes Girl." Beyond that, growing up in public seems to be suiting Shaw just fine.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Label: Mri Associated
  • UPC: 709587081821
  • Catalog Number: 70818
  • Sales rank: 47,973

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amanda Shaw Primary Artist, Fiddle, Vocals, Pizzicato
Trina Shoemaker Percussion, Background Vocals
Ronald Markham Bass, fender rhodes, Hammond B3
Shannon McNally Background Vocals
Mike Barras Drums
Tim Robertson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
John Warren Background Vocals
Ronnie Falgout Bass
Christian Grizzard Bass
Technical Credits
Clifton Chenier Composer
Al Kooper Composer
Papa John Creach Composer
Dennis McGee Composer
Barry Flast Composer
Kevin Moore Composer
John Parker Composer
Ronnie Van Zant Composer
John Fohl Arranger
Trina Shoemaker Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Loop
Roy Alfred Composer
Irvin Mayfield Liner Notes
Ingrid Lucia Composer
Ronald Markham Executive Producer
Mark Adam Miller Composer
Michael Serino Composer
Traditional Composer
Shannon McNally Composer
Norah Jones Composer
Bruce Barielle Mastering
Robert Burns Composer
Amanda Shaw Composer
Jim McCormick Composer
Tim Robertson Arranger
Ben Lorio Recording Assistant
S. Gordon Composer
Louis Michot Composer
Kyle Lamy Recording Assistant
Chris Funney Engineer
Richard Juhan Composer
J. Kevin Poorman Executive Producer
David Bartlett Management
Kristina Gabik Art Direction
Kourtney Gabik Art Direction
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