“Dark Country Voodoo” might be one of the best rocking country albums out this year for the watch lists. This country duo comes to you all the way from North Carolina and brings to music fans a new twist on Americana outlaw music.
Diamonds and Whiskey dare not to hold back on delivering some of the best up and coming tunes of the year. There’s not much of a cohesive theme to the songs, so they don’t follow a certain pattern but it’s the instrumentation and the vocals that hold it solid.
If this album was on a rating scale I’d give it a high 8 out of ten. There are 11 tracks on this collection. Each one is distinct and stands alone. “25 To Life”would be great as single release.
There is a harder, more raw edge to this album. It has a good southern mix and Jenny Webb’s vocals ground it in the Americana country genre. Plus it pulls in on a rock vibe with a hint of blues which as mentioned before allows it to flow into various classifications. It could easily fit in to the category of modern country.
I enjoyed the mix of fiddles, slide guitar, and the mix of distortions that pulled it all together. This album gives us a edgy, swampy, almost hillbilly country sound that could easily come from the dense Smokey Mountains or the swamps of the Louisiana bayou.
“Rebel Child” is a fresh take on country rock. It was the first song I reviewed and it is why I placed this collection in the country rock category.
“Heartbreak Queen” opens with a hot and heavy section of guitar rifts and driving electric sounds. Jennifer offers some steady and well balance vocals. Harmonies are well placed.
“We simply wanted to put out an album that tells a story, our story. It’s is a collection of songs that we hope will inspire others, no matter what life throws at them, with drive, focus and hard work, you will come out on the other side. We strive to inspire, with songs about real experiences. All killer, no filler!” ~ Diamonds and Whiskey ~
This album will present sounds reminiscent of various groups of artists like the Zac Brown Band, Tanya Tucker, Black Angels, Allison Kraus, and even Darius Rucker, Diamonds and Whiskey offer a huge mix of interests in their sound and lyrics so you will find a hint of one of your favorites in there for sure.
Several of the songs sounded very similar but “25 To Life” brought a fresh change. I enjoyed the strings and the guitar accompaniment. It was, for me, my favorite of all the songs on this collection. I loved the, almost south western feel of the open plains of Texas as a beautiful maiden was tempting a notorious outlaw. Very nice.
Please check out the link below to enjoy the rocking country songs of “Dark Country Voodoo.”
Accolades for Diamonds and Whiskey include having played Sturgis in 2017, the Stumphouse Music Fest, Matthews Alive, and the QC Femme Fest. This album is on an Independent label and was produced by Graig Markel.
Musicians performing on this collection are Jenny Webb with vocals-piano-guitar, Von Bury on guitar-bass-and drums. Then we have Chris McKinney also performing on drums and Elena Martin on the beautiful violin.
Diamonds and Whiskey present in the genres of Country, Rock, Americana, and Indie Rock and are likened to artists such as the Dixie Chicks, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes, Jack White, Chris Issak, and Garth Brooks.
For more information on how you can catch a show or purchase their music please check out the links below. Note: All media links and photos are courtesy of Independent Music Promotions.