01 - Devon Sproule - Old Virginia Block.m4a (Size: 78.67 MB) (Files: 11)
01 - Devon Sproule - Old Virginia Block.m4a
02 - Devon Sproule - Keep Your Silver Shined.m4a
03 - Devon Sproule - 1340 Chesapeake St.m4a
04 - Devon Sproule - Let's Go Out.m4a
05 - Devon Sproule - The Well-Dressed Son To His Sweetheart.m4a
06 - Devon Sproule - Eloise And Alex.m4a
07 - Devon Sproule - Does The Day Feel Long_.m4a
08 - Devon Sproule - Dress Sharp, Play Well, Be Modest.m4a
09 - Devon Sproule - Stop By Anytime.m4a
10 - Devon Sproule - The Weeping Willow.m4a
Devon Sproule - Keep Your Silver Shined.m3u
"There's a refreshing sweetness about the work of this 24-year-old American songwriter, there in her mellifluous vocals and in poetic, freewheeling lyrics... Sproule's songs ooze the atmosphere of balmy Virginia days and her sunny outlook is infectious". - The Observer
This is the first UK release for Virginian female singer-songwriter Devon Sproule.
'Keep Your Silver Shined' highlights Devon's talent for combining Appalachian country with distinctive folk and jazz influences. With her trademark vintage dresses and 50-year-old Gibson guitar, this is old-time Americana bluegrass/country with a jazzy swing feel - reminiscent of Jolie Holland or The Be Good Tanyas.
From the front porch thump of 'Old Virginia Block', to the high lonesome traditional 'The Weeping Willow' featuring fellow-Virginian Mary Chapin Carpenter, Devon's songs are candid and poetic, described by This American Life as "ringing with a sweet heartbreaking majesty, these songs are beautiful, timeless and transporting".
Her previous album was included in Rolling Stone's Critics Top Albums of 2003 ("Sproule's vocal and lyrical beauty is unmatched"), and she has been described as "worthy of holding her own on a shelf with anyone from Joni Mitchell to Gillian Welch".