Local Flowers

Nancy Moore

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Local Flowers Review

by Erik Hage

Count Nancy Moore among the fine bluegrass singers (including Clinch Mountain Boy Charlie Sizemore) who have recorded the songs of Tom T. Hall. Here, Moore offers listeners a whole album's worth of Hall material, from the classic bluegrass of "High Lonesome Love" to the heart-rending balladry of "Your Memory Followed Me Home." (Dixie Hall, who has a few co-writes here, is credited as a producer.) Moore has a voice that calls to mind Dale Ann Bradley, a sincere, gorgeous instrument devoid of any histrionics (though this young singer, who makes her debut here, certainly has a ways to go before she is in league with labelmate Bradley). She really does make these tracks her own, though, even smoothly story-talking her way through "Taylor County Jail" and "Joe." Industry people must really see something in Moore, as there's a whole parcel of notable guests here and Tom T. Hall financed the record. A good effort.

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