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Alecia Nugent - Alecia Nugent

Alecia Nugent

Alecia Nugent

(Rounder 116610 518 2)

Rounder Records
One Camp Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Allen Price

Every once in awhile an artist comes along who upon first hearing causes you to stop whatever you're doing, turn your head, listen harder and ask no one in particular, "Who is THAT?" Such an artist is Alecia Nugent.

One cannot listen to this album and wonder how this can truly be a debut release. Alecia Nugent sings with the polish of a seasoned veteran. Her voice evokes memories of the first time you heard Patsy, Dolly or Emmylou. It is familiar and distinctive all at once. It cuts through the clutter of what you're doing and rivets you to the story of her song.

Nugent's bluegrass sound is supported by an all star cast that includes producer Carl Jackson, Rhonda Vincent, Sonya Isaacs and Ronnie McCoury. As accomplished as this stellar group is, their role on this recording is purely supportive. Nugent is front and center throughout the entire album, from the opening notes of Lester Flatt's classic I'll Stay Around" until the final notes of the closing Blame It on the Train.

Alecia Nugent isn't the next Alison Krauss or Dolly Parton or anyone else. She is the Original Alecia Nugent. Settle in. She's going to be around a long time.


Alecia Nugent - Vocals
Carl Jackson - Guitar, Banjo
Ben Isaacs - Bass
Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle
Ronnie McCoury - Mandolin
Randy Kohrs - Dobro
Carl Jackson, Rhonda Vincent, Jimmy Nugent, Roy Nugent, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Larry Cordle, Larry Salley, Alecia Nugent, Sonya Isaacs - Harmony vocals

Track List:

  • I'll Stay Around (Lester Flatt)
  • Red, White and Blue (Carl Jackson-Ray Kirkland)
  • If Your Heart Could Talk (Carl Jackson-Chris Austin)
  • My First Mistake (Larry Cordle- Larry Shell)
  • Jealous Heart (Jenny Lou Carson)
  • Think of What You've Done (Carter Stanley)
  • Paper and Pen (Jerry Salley-Allison Mellon)
  • But I Do (Tibby Edwards)
  • For Love's Sake (Carl Jackson-Chris Austin)
  • You Don't Have to Got Home (Larry Cordle- Larry Shell)
  • Blame It On the Train (Mike West-Harold Pierce)

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2004, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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