Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

  • May 3, 2016

Singer/songwriter Margo Price’s debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is both a nod to Loretta Lynn (Coal Miner’s Daughter) but also to her own upbringing on the family farm in Illinois and life experiences. The similarities carry through to Price’s equally strong vocals, polished songwriting and no-nonsense attitude. Cut live to analog tape at Memphis’ legendary Sun Studio and released on Jack White’s Third Man Records, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is a polished and enjoyable album that takes traditional music influences and themes like heartbreak, love, loss, and perseverance and creates something poignant and authentic. Standout tracks: the kiss-off “This Town Gets Around”; the poetic confessional “Hands of Time,” the rambling “About to Find Out” the drown your sorrows… “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle)”; and the cheeky lament “Four Years of Chances.” Margo Price & The Pricetags’ LP is an early contender for my best of 2016 list. – Written by JFelton



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