That beautiful voice and poetic delivery slyly complement the darker emotions washing over her characters. In "I Had a Lover I Thought Was My Own," a tale of a married wife spurned by her lover, who turns out to be the town gigolo, Callery conjures menacing strings into the text. On "Spare Parts" she wants to build the perfect man "with a heart of gold out of the spare parts you don't want anymore," and follows with, "I need a man who'll whirr and purr at my every command." The lyrics to "My Carolina" read like a drop-dead gorgeous poem, while her steel-string strumming shines on the instrumental "Your Minnesota Sunrise." Callery will release a video for "Lily of the Valley" starring her daughter Ava, recently filmed at Mount Hope Farm. The hushed finale of "Your Skin Does Not Lie" is one of my favorite Callery tracks to date.
Mumblin' Sue will be available at the show, or pick up the disc (and download) at 75orlessrecords.com and allysencallerymusic.com.
ALLYSEN CALLERY + P.G. SIX + ORIEN RIGEL DOMMISSEE | Saturday, June 15th @ 8 pm | Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton | $15 | 401.241.7349 | sandywoodsmusic.com