Title - 'Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline'
Artist - Victoria Bailey
For those unaware, Victoria Bailey has got it figured out; all one needs in life is simply Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline!
Grounding her timeless country music palette is her crystalline voice; an inviting warm tone with the occasional flutter that transports you back in time to a classic honky tonk where they’re playing the aforementioned Cline, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton on rotation — all of whom she has carried from the dive bar to the main stage.
Bailey brings that same spirit to the 21st century through relatably raw, non-sugarcoated songwriting that may seem unexpected from most contemporary female musicians in the country realm.
Produced by Jeremy Long, her brand new album Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline (out September 15th, 2020 via Rock Ridge Music), is a whiskey-smooth concoction of crisp guitars, silky fiddle, and radiant pedal steel that expertly glides beneath Bailey’s magnetic, California sun-kissed soprano.
Bailey’s full-length label debut — a nine-song collection featuring eight originals and one cover — paints stunning vignettes spanning from adrenaline-rushing love at first sight and down-and-out heartache, to treasuring country music’s indelible roots, and the wavering journey of resilience when chasing one’s dreams.
1. 'Honky Tonk Woman'
2. 'The Beginning'
3. 'Ramblin' Man'
4. 'Spent My Dime on White Wine'
5. 'Homegrown Roots'
8. 'Skid Row'
9. 'Travelin' Kind'
This quite heartwarming, passionately sculptured, storytelling work of music art opens with the first single, the toe-tapping, country-fiddled twang of 'Honky Tonk Woman' and then bleeds seamlessly into the swirling, twirling countryfied pop of an initial meeting on the dancefloor of two lovers, 'The Beginning.'
The mid-tempo ballad that pays mention to a two-timing ex, 'Ramblin' Man' is up next and then Bailey brings us the invitingly warm tones of the low key, blues centered, Gospel-esque hubris, and warm summer breeze flow of 'Spent My Dime on White Wine' and then some more gently frenetic, fiddle-imbued, foot-tappin' vibes within 'Homegrown Roots.'
Next up is Bailey's homage to the late, great Johnny Cash, her faithful rendition of 'Tennessee,' which is followed by the one-two-sway three-four-dip, country slow dance 'Outlaws,' and then the LA honky tonk and Bakersfield sound of her second single, 'Skid Row.'
Closing on the acoustic, lo-fi ballad, that comes complete with more of Bailey's inviting warm tone on the cautionary tale of life dating a musician within 'Travelin' Kind,' trust me when I say that this new album from Bailey shines a relevant light on some of the shadier corners of the genre not typically addressed.
Such as the hypocrisy that can be found in the outlaw country mindset, all while evoking a fiery, no-holds-barred lyrical approach in the vein of Margo Price.
On Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline, Bailey weaves these honest stories together for a refreshing examination of real-life American trials and tribulations through her heartfelt lens. “I hope that listeners get to know me and my story through this album, and what I love the most in life,” she says.
"Just to be brought back into what classic country captures and makes people feel good about, I hope that it resonates in that same way."
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