From St. Paul to San Francisco


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From St. Paul to San Francisco Review

by Denise Sullivan

Bloodroses are the vessel that carries singer/songwriter Michelle Muldrow's vision of Midwestern gothic meets laid-back California rock. Within the acoustic guitar and dreamy vocal foundation, there lay moments of amped-up slop rock ("Roses on the Vine" and "Long Way Down"), traditional country heart songs ("Ain't No Ash Will Burn" and "Stay in Love with You"), and untraditional alternative, as on "Chain," with its drawn-out guitar lead. With a band of friends and family (Muldrow's husband Eric Meade sings, plays guitar, and co-wrote a couple of the songs), Bloodroses' organic, homegrown style sounds appropriately heartland-ish, in the heart of the city.