Roseanne Reid – Trails (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 36:16 minutes | 343 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Last Man Music
26 year old singer/songwriter from Edinburgh ..Debut album produced by Teddy Thompson. .Roseanne attended Steve Earle’s annual writing camp in upstate NY . Earle was impressed with her songs and agreed to appear as guest vocalist on the track ‘Sweet Annie’. .Second track from album ‘Amy’ featured on Spotify New Music Friday playlist. .Promo includes interview/session on the new series of The Jools Holland Radio Show on BBC Radio Two (tx April), Session on BBC Scotland Ricky Ross radio show..Roseanne supported Kathy Mattea on tour through January. .Confirmed festivals for the summer include HebCelt in Stornaway and The Black Deer Festival in Tunbridge Wells. .Feature in the current issue of Maverick Magazine.
Scottish singer-songwriter Roseanne Reid is rapidly becoming a rising star on the UK folk and Americana scene. In recent months, she’s toured with the legendary Kathy Mattea, appeared on Jools Holland’s Radio 2 show and played her first London headline show at St Pancras Old Church. Now she’s releasing her debut album, Trails, which has been over two years in the making.
The album opens with Amy, which Reid recently released as a single. It’s a lilting, gentle melody which shows off Reid’s skill as a songwriter. The lyrics are packed with details that help to create the vivid title character, whilst Reid’s husky yet low-key delivery was full of conviction and passion. It’s one of the standout tracks on the record and set a very high bar for the rest of the album.
Throughout listening to Trails, one thing that particularly struck me was the range of styles that Reid covers. Whether it’s the Bob Dylan-esque Heading North, which marries 60s folk with classic rock touches, the country twang of Me Oh My with its soft, almost freestyle vocals or Take It From Me, a swinging bluesy number featuring funky guitar riffs and jazzy organ touches, she’s able to effortlessly turn her hand to different sounds. I also thought her use of instruments to build up the story behind her songs was very clever, particularly the wailing guitars, shuffling rhythm and long outro that mimicked the sound of water on Hey River, and Out In Space with its shimmering, distorted melody and almost spoken-word approach that brought out Reid’s Scottish accent.
02. Heading North
03. Hey River
04. I Love Her So
05. It is You
07. Me Oh My
08. Miles Away
09. Out in Space
10. Sweet Annie
11. Take It from Me
12. What I’ve Done