FLATT LONESOME, “Flatt Lonesome,” Pisgah Ridge. 11 tracks.
Flatt Lonesome is a 2-year-old bluegrass band that grew out of Sandy Creek Revival — a band that featured the Rev. Dolton Robertson, his wife, Lisa, and their three children Kelsi, Buddy and Charli.
In January 2011, the three siblings teamed with Dominic Illingworth, Michael Stockton and Paul Harrigill (who married Kelsi Robertson last fall), to form Flatt Lonesome.
The Robertsons share the singing and Kelsi contributed two songs, “Just Any Moment,” an uptempo gospel number, and “One Foot in the Grave,” a song about an unhappy relationship.
The sibling harmony is one of the band’s strongest aspects.
Songs include Hazel Dickens’, “You’ll Get No More of Me,” a song about a woman kicking out the man who broke her heart; “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger,” a song that questions whether he loves her; “Draggin’ My Heart Around,” a song that finds a woman honky-tonking while her man waits at home; and “On The Right Side,” a gospel song.
There are also a couple of strong covers — “Jackson,” the 1965 June Carter-Johnny Cash classic, and “Boondocks,” a country hit for Little Big Town in 2005.
Good debut album by a good new band.
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