CD Review

NancyApple,"Outside the Lines", RingoRecords, Memphis, TN

Hold on to whateverit is you like to hold on to-Nancy Apple, the original Cadillac Cowgirl, will rock you, touchyou & thoroughly engage you with her new CD "Outsidethe Lines". This highly-acclaimed Memphis singer/songwriter& her very tight-band of friends/musicians have made one ofthe best CD's to come out of Memphis in quite some time.

This CD is much morethan a female country & western singer. Recalling the songwriting& turn of phrase skills that have been Nick Lowe trademarks,guitar playing reminiscent of Elvis Presley's Sun Record days& even a touch of REM, Nancy & her band have made a CDthat is nothing short of GREAT!

Beginning with therockin' "Slide Me Some Sugar", Nancy & her bandroll through 14 songs alternating between the soulful "Outsidethe Lines", rockabilly delights such as "Why'd You GetSo Gone", "Bears in Them Woods", "Draw theLine" & "Truck Driver's Woman" & bluesgems "Small Town Blues" & "I'm Here to Collect".For a little international flavor, there is a Japanese-titledsong that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

I like this CD alot& I think you will too.

One of the great thingsabout reviewing CD's on the 'net is that you can actually hearsome of the songs on which I base my reviews. Hear (pun intended)are a few, have a listen & buy this CD so that you can say"I heard Nancy before she got famous!"

"Slide Me Some Sugar", "BearsIn Them Woods", "Outsidethe Lines", "Money'sthe Root of All Evil (Wishful Drinkin"). MP3's courtesyof Ringo Records & Nancy Apple.

Rating: Excellent

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