Check out this vintage country style song from Copper & Coal, “Good Time Gal.”
From their bio:
Carra and Leslie met in Portland, but both cut their teeth gigging in Lansing, MI. When a mutual friend put them in touch last year, the musical chemistry was instant. Their voices were just meant to go together – “Sometimes I can’t tell my voice from hers,” says Carra. They started sitting in on each other’s solo sets, and Carra wrote “Kentucky Blue,” a soaring harmony ode to the open road, inspired by their collaborations. The duo debuted at the 2012 Siren Nation’s Dolly Parton tribute – appropriately enough, as the great Dolly herself ranks alongside Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, and the Davis Sisters as Copper & Coal’s favorite influences. Since then Carra and Leslie gigged throughout the saloons and barrooms of Portland’s burgeoning roots county scene, and performed at the 2013 West Coast Country Music Festival.
Their debut album features mostly original songwriting, but it’s like an instant portal into a Saturday night party back at that Route 66 roadhouse. Paying homage to the harmony sister duets of the golden age of country, songs like “Faraway Places” and “I Can’t Believe I’ve Fallen” show Carra and Leslie’s fidelity to the country swing tunes and ballads that inspire them. In “Dreamin’ Ain’t Waltzin’,” Carra tips her hat to country legends Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, and Link Davis as she imagines dancing with each of them in a dream. Swinging from raucous to mournful, heartbreak ballads like “I Love A Gambler” and Dolly Parton’s “Dagger Through the Heart” will have you searching your pockets for change to make one long-distance call back home. But Copper & Coal is here to lift your spirits and shake the dust off your boots, too. “Good Time Gal” just defies the listener not to tap their feet and sing along. Why even try? Give in to the charms of these sweet voices, shuffle a little two-step around the jukebox, and kick your heels up alongside the ghosts of Hank and Kitty.
Rachel Brooke‘s visual aesthetic reflects her musical vision. The songwriter from Michigan views her projects conceptually, from the presentation to the sound. A faded photograph in a diner led to the theme for her most recent release, A Killer’s Dream. While stretching across the country spectrum, Brooke’s songwriting is generally dark, bubbling up from her more challenging emotions and processed through her lyrics. Her bubbly giggle and friendly demeanor belie the noir within her songs.
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