Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Review: Lacey D - Everyday Girl
Lacey D – Everyday Girl
2007 West Country Records
Seattle native Lacey D harkens back to the days of good old honky-tonk country. You could easily picture here singing in a roadside bar down south while Daisy Duke waits tables and Bo and Luke look on, but I suspect Lacey D is headed for bigger venues than that before she's done. With a big country voice and girl-next-door charm, Lacey D is the sort of artist that country music needs to save it from becoming rock-lite.
Her band draws from some of the best that Nashville has to offer: Michael Behymer (Roy Clark), Fred Newell (Jerry Reed, Marty Stewart), and David Northrup (Travis Tritt) all help to craft the sound under producer Scott Turner. "Your Tender Love" has #1 hit written all over it, and songs like "Back Burner", "Man At Home" and "Missin' Your Love Tonight" will have you two-steppin' until dawn. The highlight of the album may be the Country-Blues ballad "One Heart". You can almost hear Ray Charles singing along with Lacey D on this one.
In an age when much of Country music is pre-packaged and slick, Lacey D brings a dose of good-ole' country to your ears. If you haven't heard this you're missing out, whether you're a fan of mainstream country or not.
Rating: Buy it Soon!
You can learn more about Lacey D, and even buy a copy of Everyday Girl at www.laceyd.com.