Madison Violet play poetic roots


If you like vocal harmonies, heartfelt lyrics and a understated violin playing, you will like  Madison Violet. They have a Cowboy Junkies feel with a  lot of bluegrass, a touch of Romi Mayes, a little bit of Indigo Girls and  a lot of other female folk/country acts.

The fiddle makes ‘ Lauralee ’ an immediate highlight of their new CD ‘No Fool For Trying.’

I also like ‘Baby In the Black and White,’ which has a similar sound to some of the Gruff’s best songs and ‘Crying’ is heartfelt and tearjerking. The whole CD is well played, but also has a quite a few sad and heart-wrenching. ‘The Woodshop’ has some very poetic lyrics about a girl who dies.

 There are a lot of poetic lyrics , which makes it easy to see why they won the John Lennon songwriting contest this year. I love the lyrics  for ‘Time and Time,’— I got stars across  my bloodshot eyes,’ which is one of many fascinating images they portray.

If you like girls singing and playing roots and country music, you’d be a‘fool’ not to give Madison Violet’s latest Cd a listen.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor

CD: No Fool For Trying

Band: Madison Violet

Genre: folk

Record Label: True North Records

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