Alt-Country At Its Finest: Violet Delancey – “She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”

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Violet Delancey

“She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”

When The Clock Strikes Midnight

Following in the tradition of Gram Parsons comes Violet Delancey.  She is the real thing, folks.  Even though she comes from Southern California, she sounds like she’s from the the hill country just west or east of the Appalachians, from one of the small trading towns.  Violet has garnered favorable comparisons to Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris, but her aesthetic is singular. When the Clock Strikes Midnight is a modern album rooted in tradition; an album that takes the best of both worlds – the classic, left-of-center country music pioneered by Delancey’s idols, as well as the freshness and fierceness of a new songwriter who, after years of studying other people’s stories, is ready to spin some of her own – and rolls them into something new. When the Clock Strikes Midnight features 11 songs, 9 of which are originals and the two country evergreens Guy Clark’s  “She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” and Gram Parsons “Luxury Liner.”  All I know is I super love her, and she certainly deserves all the accolades she is getting.

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