If you want to hear what true Americana music sounds like, Ghost Town Girl by Orange County trio Echo Sparks, really delivers on the sound of our native genres. From folk, rockabilly, blues, with a bit of rock, country and a hint of gospel, Ghost Town Girl brings it all together in this harmonically heavy album that shows the real musical range you’ll find on here.
While also bringing a bit of sweetness to Ghost Town Girl, vocalists C.C. Kinnick and D.A. Valdez are right on point vocally as their harmonies are aligned just perfectly. That’s true in particularly on one of the strongest tracks on the album “Shallow Water” where rockabilly and folk meet in a wonderful, glorious tune that ends in applause, literally, by song’s end.
The title track is a traditional folksy infused joint with the mandolin playing providing the right nostalgic feel to an otherwise nicely produced number. Kinnick offers up what she’ll do (and it won’t be pretty) should some woman come for what’s hers in the dark but richly detailed warning track “Torch Song.”
There’s lots to like on Ghost Town Girl, easily a winner from beginning to end, especially made for quiet, easy listening Sundays.
Author: Rob Perez
Rob Perez is a freelance writer who has been with The Music Universe early on. As a Correspondent for The Music Universe, you will find him writing reviews and live tweeting awards shows.