(Reader note: : I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.)
It’s hard to describe the sound of the Court Yard Hounds’ latest album, Amelita, as just country, or just blues, or any other music style…that’s because it’s like a favorite old quilt, made up of all kinds of soulful beauty that simply brings you comfort.
Amelita is the third album for the Court Yard Hounds, the sister-band of Emilie Robison and Martie McGuire (two of the three Dixie Chicks), but it’s the first I heard and I was so happily surprised by the special sounds.
There was a time not so long ago when the Dixie Chicks single, Landslide, played over and over and over again in my household. It spoke to me in a way that oozed familiarity with my heart. I imagine a few songs from Amelita will be filling my home now.
My two favorites: Sunshine and Watch Your Step.
They’re very different songs, but both spunky, much like I feel these days.
The lyrics I love:
“Hey, don’t rain on my parade and kill a perfect day, wasting my time
Hey, you always find a way to bring me down when I feel fine
We call you sunshine
We call you sunshine…”
(You know you have someone in your life who just loves bringing you down, right? Send that song to them!)
Watch Your Step:
“You’re the guy that starts a fire, then you walk away…
So like you to change the rules just when I want to play…”
(We all know that guy, too, huh?)
The songs are personal, yet very relatable.
I think you’re going to like them… a lot. A whole lot.
I sure do.
These are links to the album in case you want to get your copy online. I don’t think you’ll regret it.