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Gospel Plow
     

Gospel Plow

by Elizabeth Cook
 

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Continuing to go her own way on Gospel Plow, Elizabeth Cook is another artist who's too rock for country and too country for rock, although in the music business climate of 2012 she may be too country for country, too. As you might expect from the title of this mini-album, Gospel Plow is a record of sacred music, although it's marked by Cook's own

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Continuing to go her own way on Gospel Plow, Elizabeth Cook is another artist who's too rock for country and too country for rock, although in the music business climate of 2012 she may be too country for country, too. As you might expect from the title of this mini-album, Gospel Plow is a record of sacred music, although it's marked by Cook's own inimitable mix of styles and features at least one track that will surprise almost any country fan, not matter how alt. The songs are mostly familiar, although the arrangements are anything but. This is not your grandma's kind of gospel music by any means. "If I Had My Way," a Blind Willie Johnson song that was a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary during the folk scare, is given a stark stomping arrangement featuring Bones Hillman's thumping acoustic bass, Tim Carroll's muted electric guitar, and Cook's wailing vocals. "Gospel Plow" is a cross of bluegrass and rock featuring Carroll's clanging Creedence-style guitar; "Hear Jerusalem Calling" sounds like Johnny Cash in a storefront honky tonk church; and Cook turns in a particularly soulful vocal on a dark, moody arrangement of "These Men of God." The oddest -- and in some sense the most sanctified -- track is a cover of Lou Reed's "Jesus," given a subtle, smoky reading that's halfway between the Velvet Underground and Gillian Welch.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2012
Label:
Thirty One Tigers
UPC:
0794504561838
catalogNumber:
456183
Rank:
66017

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elizabeth Cook   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Tim Atwood   Keyboards
Tim Carroll   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Matt Combs   Mandolin
Bones Hillman   Bass,Vocals
Greg Davis   Banjo

Technical Credits

Blind Willie Johnson   Composer
Marty Stuart   Composer
Lou Reed   Composer
Jerry Sullivan   Composer
Kim Buie   Executive Producer
Alan O'Bryant   Composer
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Red Ellis   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Elizabeth Cook   Arranger,Producer
Leslie Richter   Engineer
Katie Studley   Graphic Design
Phyllis Williams   Composer
Jim Williams   Composer

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