CD Review: the Twangtown Paramours – Inside Edge Records
I received a package from the Nashville based Twangtown Paramours and it found its way to the box I whimsically refer to as “CD Limbo” where it remained until I found a few spare moments to open it and give it a whirl. I sat listening and lamenting not getting to this CD sooner – it’s really good. I like everything about it, from the packaging to the superb production and musicianship. I would hate to be the person charged with the responsibility of choosing which song to work as the single from this project. From the first track “On My Way” to “Orpan In The Storm” and closing with the very humorous “Ballad of Little Lulu” The Twangtown Paramours spin an emotionally charged web of insightful and engaging stories that leave the listener wanting more. This CD is definitely a keeper…
The Twangtown Paramours are MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis. According to the Bio on their website, “MaryBeth Zamer has sung professionally since the age of 18. Before moving to Nashville, she was a fixture of the local music scene in the Washington, D.C. area, where she fronted a popular bar band for several years. Mike T. Lewis has played guitar for a million and a half years, and bass for about half that long. He sometimes tours with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, playing upright bass. In 1997, Mike had a #1 pop hit in South Korea on Yang Pa’s first album called “A Heartbeat Away.”
I would like to thank Georgeanne Olive for giving me the heads up on The Twangtown Paramours and then relentlessly reminding me to give them a listen. Your persistence is appreciated.