Thank you CW50! I am honored to be included in this week’s Detroit Proud Playlist.
Many thanks to Ben from Beardfood for the nice album review.
The Woodshed Session (2013)
There’s something cathartic about an acoustic guitar and a serene voice. Shepard wanders wistfully down a lane populated by friends, family, and ex- and future lovers, treating all with the imagined naiveté of a teenage dreamer. It’s a gentle release, and each song follows a similar path, but it’s no less lovely because of this.
Many thanks to Bucket Full of Nails for the album review.
Originally posted on Bucket Full of Nails:
As one-quarter of The Whiskey Charmers, Carrie Shepard’s history includes time in the now-disbanded Some Velvet Evening. Currently recording the first album of original music with The Whiskey Charmers, Shepard somehow found time to record her own solo debut, The Woodshed Session.
Taking a more stripped down, singer/songwriter approach to these originals than her work with The Whiskey Charmers, Shepard’s vocals bring to mind Jewel, albeit with less inflection. This is not to say Shepard doesn’t purr like a Cheshire cat on the sexually charged “Train Wreck” or coo every syllable of the take-it-or-leave-it edict of “Rollercoaster.”
I keep on moving like a train wreck
Dragging my cars along the rails
Oh, do you want to play with my train set?
This engine never fails