Courtney Patton – “Triggering a Flood” is making waves
What a year for new music and leading the charge comes Courtney Patton with “Triggering a Flood.” Released on Courtney’s birthday she has given us a gift to enjoy all year. The tone is set early on with the very first cut”Twisted”. Courtney’s voice stands out from the start along with her talent as a songwriter. What pushes her sound over the top are the arrangements which are brilliant.This song is a builder starting simply then adding tasty guitar,percussion,and a chorus of harmony singers.Among the many voices are members of the Trishas,who are making a name for themselves on the Texan music scene.
There is a range of styles from the country feel of “Give Me a Break” and the “The Fool” to the rocking last track “It’s Not Easy”.”Light Fades” is an uptempo Americana tune followed by a pure country weeper “What i Didn’t Say”. Next up is “Walk Away” with some great slide guitar and catchy guitar lines woven into another strong song.
“Lamplight” may be one of the best songs on the album.Insightful lyrics and a wonderful melody. “It’s a Shame” has a touch of country bluegrass providing a pleasant change of pace.”Ain’t Lovin’ Like This” is a soulful torch song with an uplifting chorus from a choir of voices.This is a very moving emotional song.”Better Man” uses minor chords to start then modulates into a lively chorus.
Courtney has a lot to be proud of on this record and many thank you’s to the array of musicians that have created a masterpiece.