by Dan Ferguson
Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
Girl of the Century
Bloodshot Records BS-162
On Girl of the Century, the Rockabilly Filly Rosie Flores joins forces with the swaggering, Jon Langford-led Chicago-based collective The Pine Valley Cosmonauts for an album brimming with the twangy hot rompin' and stompin' sounds Flores has built her reputation on. Heavy on covers, albeit a host of good ‘n' moldy oldies, Girl of the Century rocks, rolls, and swings with The PVCs lockstep all the way with the guitar totin' Flores. Visit www.rosieflores.com.
Teri Joyce has been a player on the Austin country roots scene for a good dozen years now singing with the likes of Roger Wallace and Ted Roddy and seeing her songs covered by some of the best of that competitive scene. Along the way she's had her own band, The Tagalongs, featuring some of A-Town's finest country pickers. While rumors of a solo release have floated round for what seems like years, it all finally comes to fruition with Kitchen Radio. On it Joyce tastefully channels the sounds of the 1960s & 70s Texas honky tonk on a record that moves between tear-tugging country weepers and hot-steppin' shuffles. Visit www.terijoyce.com.
(Dan Ferguson is a free-lance music writer and host of The Boudin Barndance, broadcast Thursday nights from 6 - 9 pm on WRIU-FM 90.3. He lives in Peace Dale and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)