Court Yard Hounds, you may know them better at this point as the founders of the Dixie Chicks, have a sophomore CD release called Amelita. While I am familiar with a couple of the Dixie Chicks songs, I hadn't heard this duet sing until now. They have a distinct country sound to me.
"Rock All Night" was an upbeat tune my son danced all over the room to; "Gets You Down" was slower, almost a little folksy; and "Watch Your Step" was an upbeat country sound that definitely had a little bit of blue-sy undertone to it. I also heard a touch of bluegrass throughout a good number of the tracks.
There were a couple of soulful tunes, but for the most part the songs were upbeat and positive, and the harmony with the sisters was spot-on. If you like to dance, and you like a country feel to your music, chances are high you're going to like the new album.
You can purchase Court Yard Hounds sophomore release Amelita on iTunes or Amazon.
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Amelita Track Listing:Sunshine
- The World Smiles
- Aimless Upward
- Guy Like You
- Rock All Night
- Gets You Down
- Watch Your Step
- The Road You Take