Time to Grow

Time to Grow

by The Lovell Sisters
     
 

The Lovell Sisters are carving out their own unique niche in pop music with an acoustic sound that blends bluegrass, folk, blues, pop, and the barest hint of R&B. All three sing and play: Megan plays Dobro, Jessica tackles the fiddle, and Merlefest winner for top mandolin picker Rebecca plays mandolin and guitar. They're…  See more details below

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The Lovell Sisters are carving out their own unique niche in pop music with an acoustic sound that blends bluegrass, folk, blues, pop, and the barest hint of R&B. All three sing and play: Megan plays Dobro, Jessica tackles the fiddle, and Merlefest winner for top mandolin picker Rebecca plays mandolin and guitar. They're major attractions at American folk festivals, having previously won the Prairie Home Companion National Teen Talent Competition, and almost signed to a major label in 2008, but chose to remain on the indie 2 DefPig logo for Time to Grow, their second album. The album was recorded in Nashville, with Brent Truitt (Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss) co-producing with the three sisters. Like Krauss, the Lovells have a way of playing traditional music that will appeal to mainstream, non-country-loving listeners. For these sessions, studio vets Viktor Krauss and Jeff Taylor joined the fun, but the Lovells were up to the challenge and turn in some blazing solos as well as their trademark harmonies. They also step out as songwriters with five solid originals. The title track is a "farewell babe I've got to go 'cause I'm in a band" tune, and it sounds great coming from the viewpoint of a woman for a change. Megan's Dobro provides the required feel of the breezy open road while Jessica lays down some bluesy fiddling. "Distance," which won the John Lennon Songwriting Prize in 2008 for Best Country Song, is a strong country/pop effort; "Take One Moment" is a nostalgic ode to a lost love with a country flavor intensified by Paul Franklin's pedal steel and Megan's stinging Dobro; "Subway Song" is a showcase for Megan's bluesy Dobro and Rebecca's heartfelt vocals; and "Paulita Maxwell" is a fine bad-man ballad that tips its hat to both folk and country traditions. On the covers the sisters show off their arranging prowess as well as their instrumental ability. They wail on "In My Time of Dyin'," giving it a ragtime feel with fine rhythm guitar by Rebecca and Megan's solid Dobro work. "Ichetucknee Chutney" is a bluegrass/pop instrumental with a stop-and-start arrangement that gives each sister a turn to lay down some impressive solo work, while the moody "Door in the Wall" lets them explore the bluer, jazzier side of their playing. The album closer, "You Remain," is a sad country song that sounds like a hit with its aching harmonies, Rebecca's desolate vocal, and intense pedal steel fills.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0733792858527
catalogNumber:
79285852

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lovell Sisters   Primary Artist
John Catchings   Cello
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
John Gardner   Percussion,Drums
Viktor Krauss   Upright Bass
Jeff Taylor   Piano,Accordion,Hammond B3
Jeff Taylor   Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ
Megan Lovell   Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar,Guitar (Resonator),Group Member
Jessica Lovell   Fiddle,Glockenspiel,Vocals,Group Member
Rebecca Lovell   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Djembe,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Matthew Wingate   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Jessica Lovell   Fiddle,Glockenspiel,Vocals

Technical Credits

Eric Kaz   Composer
Buster Phillips   Management
Brent Truitt   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Traditional   Composer
Lovell Sisters   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
M. Wingate   Composer
M. Lovell   Composer
L. Satcher   Composer
K. Oglie   Composer
J.L Price-Rees   Composer
E. Kaz   Composer
D. Polythress   Composer
D. Williams   Composer
B. Saunders   Composer
R. Lovell   Composer

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