Rachel Harrington “Celilo Falls” (Skinny Dennis Records)
Celilo Falls [suh-lie-low) takes it title from a stretch of waterfalls between the states of Oregon and Washington on the Columbia River, after the building of the Dalles dam the falls were hidden from sight, “A lot of this record is, for me, about what lies beneath” Harrington says about her third studio album, for me there’s more than enough ripples on the surface to engage with before digging deeper into the albums hidden depths.
Harrington possesses a vocal purity that resonates perfectly with the blend of country-folk and sense of yearning and loss that punctuates the album, sonically staying close to winning formula of her previous albums the songs themselves move into more personal territory this time around after taking advice from Lori McKenna to write from her life experiences.
All tracks are treated with a light handed production, the supporting strumming, picking and plucking gives them plenty of breathing space, a lovely piece of less-is-more honest Americana, the CD is presented in a quality digi-pack format with full lyrics, track notes and a poignant family tribute.
You can get all three of Rachel’s albums at SmartChoice
There’s a UK tour in support of the album in April.
April 6th,The Stables Theatre Milton Keynes
April 8th,Greystones Sheffield
April 9th,Selby Town Hall
April 13th,St. Bonaventures Bristol
April 14th, Swindon Arts Centre
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