Out today everywhere - Magnolia Mountain - Beloved
available : download - cd - vinyl
cd / vinyl - http://thisisamericanmusic.bigcartel.com/
bandcamp - below
Cincinnati, Ohio’s Magnolia Mountain is one of the midwest’s most acclaimed and prolific Americana/Roots Rock bands, with three previous albums and multiple regional Band-Album-Songwriter of the Year nominations to their credit.
“Beloved” is a recorded introduction to the newest edition of Magnolia Mountain, still rootsy but with a Rock/Southern Soul approach based around electric guitars, bass and keyboards, featuring all three MM vocalists (Mark Utley, Renee Frye, and Melissa English) in featured roles. Think of a mix of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Buddy and Julie Miller, and 60s/70s Muscle Shoals southern R&B as a reference for what the “Beloved” album holds in store.
Bluesy, soulful, and muscular, “Beloved” rocks throughout with dark, pulsing rhythms and impassioned vocals over a driving, guitar-and-organ-driven musical bed. As always, Magnolia Mountain’s signature exquisite, intertwining three-part vocal harmonies are front and center.
“Beloved” is available on vinyl LP, compact disc, and digital download from the This Is American Music label.
PRODUCED BY JOHN CURLEY AND MARK UTLEY
RECORDED, ENGINEERED, AND MIXED BY JOHN CURLEY AT ULTRASUEDE STUDIO, CINCINNATI, OH, MAY 4-12, 2013.
MASTERED BY ANDREW HAMILTON AT SERIF SOUND, CINCINNATI, OH, MAY 2013.
PICTURES BY MICHAEL WILSON. COVER ILLUSTRATION BY MARK UTLEY. DESIGN BY NOVENA.
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY MARK UTLEY (SLEEP CAT MUSIC, BMI). ARRANGED BY MAGNOLIA MOUNTAIN.
MAGNOLIA MOUNTAIN IS:
MARK UTLEY (vocals, guitar), MELISSA ENGLISH (vocals), RENEE FRYE (vocals), JEFF VANOVER (guitar), DUSTY BRYANT (piano, organ), VICTOR STRUNK (bass), and TODD DRAKE (drums, percussion)