Husband and wife team Dorothy Daniel and Ben Deberry are best known for their old world, acoustic, Americana folk music heavily influenced by the style of the Carter Family. Their third album 'Shine' finds them taking their influence from a more Southern blues base resulting in an exciting new electric sound.
‘Love Conquerors All’, ‘The Mountain’, ‘The River is Wide’, and ‘Rain’ are replete with the influence of old time Americana spirituals and sound as if the lyrics were lifted straight out of The Great American Songbook.
‘Shine’ – with searing blues guitar and soaring vocals is song that carries an upbeat message of striving against adversity – quickly sets the tone for the rest of the record. In a similar vein, ‘The Road’ is also imbued with an inspiring message to never give up.
Co-produced by Marco Giovino (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin, Buddy Millar), the album was recorded in Boston at Dagotown Recorders. Working together as a band, most of the sessions were recorded live in the studio with guest contributions from Duke Levine and Darrell Scott. The resulting mix perfectly captures the energy and feel of the sessions beautifully blending acoustic and electrics instruments together in unison within the melodies.
Melodic harmony soaked country rockers, ‘Never Gone’ and ‘Undertow’ deal with classic themes of loss, hurt and repentance.
With ‘Shine’, The Danberrys have taken a bold step in embracing a new electric sound that mixes the blues with Americana and old time spirituals. The resulting record is an upbeat inspiring listen that shines like a beacon of hope in dark times.