Chad Elliott and the Redemptions (from the album Rest Heavy: The Sun Studio Sessions available as a self-release)
The redeeming quality for Rest Heavy is its ability to manage its music as the recent release from Chad Elliott and the Redemptions shuffles through Roots Rock, Soul, and Gospel. Recorded in Memphis, Rest Heavy: The Sun Studio Sessions taps into the city’s intuitive nature to build a sound rather than a style. Soul sings its heart out with Country love for the “Hills of Tennessee”, a reverent hush wraps around the melody for “Shining Stars” and walks with a city-street strut through “Shy of Shameless”, slowing the pace to a stroll down “Embarcadero Street”. The fertile farmland of Iowa provided space for Chad Elliott and the Redemptions to grow their brand of Roots Rock. The fourpiece slink into back alley Jazz to vent “Cadillac Problems, Buick Times” and wade into Delta mud for the deep-down Blues of “Dirty River (Catfish Blues)” as Chad Elliott and the Redemptions delicately send out a wistful goodbye for “Alberta” while Rest Heavy pours Gospel Soul into the heartfelt expressions in the title track.
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