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Blue Line Highway


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Country/folk/rock Americana

Status:

Most recent release, Nothing Lasts Forever (2 CDs, 2012)

See also:

Blue Line Highway's Bandcamp page

Blue Line Highway's Facebook page

Blue Line Highway's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Emmylou Harris, Michelle Shocked, Alison Krauss, The Be Good Tanyas

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Blue Line Highway has a lively bluegrass sound with excellent energetic instrumentation and rich vocals. THe lead singer's voice reminds me strongly of Michelle Shocked at times, and the overall sound is not unlike her Arkansas Traveler album. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Almost Reel is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • East Coast City (2004)
  • Morning Glory (2006)
  • Life in a Minor Key (2007)
  • A Perfect Curve (2008)
  • Almost Reel (2009)
  • Nothing Lasts Forever (2 CDs, 2012)

Almost Reel

Release info:

2009

Availability:

See Blue Line Highway's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for country/bluegrass fans

Group members:

Julie Dooley—lead vocals, hamnica, percussion
Melissa McKenna—acoustic guitar, backing vocals
John Leedes—electric guitar, backing vocals
Ray Alfano—bass guitar

Guest artists:

Doug Austin—mandolin, penny whistle
Joe Conner—accordion

Produced by:

Blue Line Highway and John Morand

Comments:

This album will be a feast for fans of blues/folkrock. Julie Dooley has a rich evocative voice which goes well with the band's sound and instrumentation, and the songwriting here is consistently strong and varied. Recommended for all fans of lively folk/Americana. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to sophiagurley@hotmail.com for work on this entry.

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