Archive for July 5th, 2014

Eden Brent – Jigsaw Heart

She’s known as Little Boogaloo. And in her home area, the Mississippi Delta, just say her first name and people will know. Eden Brent releases Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog Records, 2014).

Personnel on this date are Colin Linden, guitars and mandolin on “Panther Burn”; John Dymond, basses (except “Locomotive” and “Panther Burn”); Gary Craig, drums (except “Locomotive” and “Panther Burn”); Dan Dugmore, pedal steel guitar; Kenzie Wetz, fiddle; Chris Carmichael, violin, viola and cello; Ann McCrary, background vocals; Regina McCrary, background vocals and tambourine; Stephen Mackey, electric bass on “Locomotive” and “Panther Burn”; and Bryan Owings, drums on “Locomotive” and “Panther Burn.”

Brent’s boogie-woogie side comes out with the upbeat “Everybody Already Knows.” She sings, “The rumor mill is grinding / whether we like it or not.” It’s about an adulterous relationship that’s become the talk of the town. Why bother trying to keep a secret that’s already out? The musicians behind Brent are firmly in the groove, and her piano sizzles.

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