Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Adjective Noun: Second Option

Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell: Second Option


Begonias is a collaboration album from Whiskeytown violinist Caitlin Cary and Nashville songwriter Thad Cockrell. Caitlin released a couple of solo albums after the dissolution of Whiskeytown as well as two albums with Tonya Lamm and Lynn Blakely – together known as Tres Chicas. Thad also put out two discs before the duo teamed up to make Begonias.

I’ve been meaning to say something about this album over at my place, but just can’t find the words. The album moves something inside me that is hard to explain. It’s got that classic country sound while still retaining the advantages of alt-country. And the vocals…. some of the best solo and harmony work I’ve EVER HEARD.

Second Option is the liveliest tune from the effort – mixed in with heartbreakingly sad country laments and conversational lovers’ ballads. Pick this one up.

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