June 17, 2011
The music of Shelley King draws from and blends a spectrum of roots music styles, but one word succinctly describes it: soulful. Be it R&B, folk, blues, country, bluegrass or rock… or combinations of and variations on those themes… she delivers the goods straight from the heart with a voice that’s splendidly rich and warm, and as big as all outdoors. Writing “a proverbial trunk full of instant hits and yet-unheard classics,” as the Austin Chronicle describes her songs, King has risen from the vibrant music scene in the Texas capital city to charm fans across North America, Europe and Japan, win two Austin Music Awards, and be named the Texas State Musician for 2008.
And now she truly finds her sweet spot on her aptly titled new album Welcome Home. Recorded and co-produced with John Magnie, Tim Cook and Steve Amedee of The Subdudes, and rated by All Music Guide as “stellar musicians of the swampy jazz-rock-blues New Orleans persuasion” …it’s a roots music tour de force where the spirit of the church meets the soul and spices of the South and the many moods and modes of the human heart.
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