Karen Jonas – Lucky, Revisited
One for the pure country fans, ‘Lucky, Revisited’ is the fourth studio album from Karen Jonas, comprised of songs released on previous albums but re-worked and re-discovered, plus two covers.
Jonas has spent the past five years touring with guitarist Tim Bray. Over that time they’ve got to know these songs so intimately, that they’ve evolved and got under their skin – so much so, they decided to re-record, by adding, changing, and developing their sound.
With their collaborative chemistry, laser-sharp dynamics and intricate arrangements, engineer and bassist EP Jackson just stood back, to capture their unfettered performances without interfering, letting the songs unfurl and take on a new life of their own.
Jonas was featured as a showcasing artist this year at SXSW, and was named Best Americana/Country Artist by the Washington Area Music Awards. She has a great voice. There’s a touch of Shania there certainly.
The previous albums have all charted in the US and European Americana charts. She’s shared stages with Dale Watson, Alabama, Joe Ely, Amanda Shires, and many other well-known artists.
In her own words, she said
These songs grow, morphing by millimetres at each of hundreds of shows, so they always feel new. Tm and I grew as artists and collaborators, so we decided to make these new recordings of songs heard on our previous records, as they are today after so much growing.
Hence, the title – ‘Lucky, Revisited’ – featuring covers of ‘Lovesick Blues’ (Cliff Friend and Irving Mills 1949) and Bob Dylan’s ‘It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry’.
‘Lucky, Revisited’ is released on 19th July 2019. For more info, visit www.karenjonasmusic.com