Time to Grow

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All Music Guide - J. Poet
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
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: 5/19/2009
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 733792858527
  • Catalog Number: 79285852

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time to Grow (4:21)
  2. 2 In My Time of Dyin' (3:31)
  3. 3 Take One Moment (3:19)
  4. 4 Ichetucknee Chutney (3:41)
  5. 5 Subway Song (3:34)
  6. 6 Paulita Maxwell (5:05)
  7. 7 The Door in the Wall (2:53)
  8. 8 Distance (4:09)
  9. 9 We're All the Way (2:39)
  10. 10 Blowin' Away (2:54)
  11. 11 You Remain (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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, 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
Eric Conn Mastering, Remastering
Traditional Composer
The 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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