FAME Review: Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers - Old Gold
Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers - Old Gold

Old Gold

Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers

Available July 24, 2012, from Signature Sounds.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

Since I openly and unabashedly consider Muth to be one of the finest singer/songwriters chronicling the decline of the empire, I sure wish this was a six-song ep of original tunes, but alas, the lady wishes to pay homage so who am I to bitch?

So the girl's heart and soulful, Seattle twang belongs to Anna McGarrigle's Heart Like A Wheel and what's so bad about that? All our hearts and voices should. Claunch and Cantrell's I've Been Deceived follows and honestly, who amongst us hasn't been? And surely, Muth's Hank Williams' delivery adds heft to my inquiry. John Prine's resigned Maureen, Maureen will make you recall, in case you forgot to remember, many of the other great songs by our greatest singing ex-mailman.

Produced by Muth in that sparingly country way, the Lost High Rollers—drummer Greg Niles, mandolinist Ethan Lawton, bassist Mike McDermottt, and high flyin', high wailin' guitarist/pedal steelist Dave Harmonson—have never felt or sounded so back room perfect, especially on the lone heartbreak original Walking The Line. Old Gold is a fine mile marker for now, but we who know Zoe Muth's potential want more. Soon!

Track List:

  • Heart Like A Wheel
  • I've Been Deceived
  • Walking The Line
  • Maureen, Maureen
  • Country Blues
  • Get It While You Can
Produced by Zoe Muth

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2012, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.
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