Something 'Bout You
photo by Art Durity
Amy Gallatin & Roger
"The song selections are perfect, the harmonies
glorious, the sentiments wonderfully maudlin (like any good old country
and the Nashville session players are amazing."
"Something 'Bout You is more like
what you'd hear if you slipped out the back door of the Ryman Auditorium
into Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, or any of the other smoky joints along Nashville's
Selected as one of the Best Albums of the Year by
Norm Mast and Al Kniola, hosts of
The Back Porch, WVPE Public Radio, South Bend & Elkhart, IN, and by
Folk Director and host of FM on Toast, WWUH-FM, Hartford, CT
Cover photo: Art Durity
Something 'Bout You, recorded in Nashville with
ace producer Rich Adler of Soundwave Studios, is
Amy's first collaboration with resophonic guitarist Roger Williams.
Amy and Roger have been performing together in Stillwaters since
2000 and share a common love of good country harmony singing.
Roger's country music pedigree is impeccable; he is the son of
Northeastern country singer Gerry Lee and steel guitar player
Curly Williams. For this project, Amy and Roger culled from hundreds
of vintage duets, some of which Roger learned at his mother's
knee, everything from the Louvin Brothers to bluegrass greats
Jim and Jesse to the Everly Brothers, from obscure duos like Merle
Haggard and Bonnie Owens, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Delia Bell
and Bill Grant, and threw into the mix a few contemporary tunes
from the likes of Kevin Welch and New Hampshire songwriter Rick
Lang. Add some stellar session musicians providing some classic
pedal steel, fiddle, and honky-tonk piano, and the result is 14
tunes that put the "K" back in country!
it isn't wonderful. I think it's the best thing that Amy has done...one
of the best
albums I've heard this year. A bunch of really old, relatively
obscure country songs, and a few new ones, donein that old-fashioned
country duet style that is killer. Amy's vocals...with the power
and tone of her voice, are tempered by Roger's baritone which
has been sanded smooth by cigarettes and, shall we say, maturity.
The song selections are perfect, the harmonies glorious, the sentiments
wonderfully maudlin (like any good old country song), and the
Nashville session players are amazing."
Ed McKeon / WWUH- FM
Hartford, CT FM on Toast / Caterwaul
"...One of the great country
duets; just as perfect together as Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper,
the Louvin Brothers, George and Tammy; an absolute delight to
Frankly, I don't just like it; I'm excited to listen!"
Joseph Wills / WBZC 88.9
Pemberton, NJ, Radio Host
"Something 'Bout You is more
like what you'd hear if you slipped out the back door of the Ryman
Auditorium into Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, or any of the other smoky
joints along Nashville's Broadway....cleanly and intelligently
produced, and...a lot of fun to listen to."
John Lupton / Sing Out Magazine,
"Put (it) in the hopper today, and it is now on its 3rd consecutive
spin. Lovely indeed. What singing!
Great choice of material, and just the right touch on the fiddles
and ivorys and slidy slide things."
Rik James / KGLT-FM
Bozeman, MT, Radio Host and Americana music director
The songs here are superb,
as is the musicianship....harmonies here are absolutely wonderful...if
you aren't familiar with the fine art of country duet singing,
may I suggest this CD as a fine starting point?
Highly recommended, by the way.
Driscoll / Audiophile Review, Autumn 2008