12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ray Wylie Hubbard was a fan of Chelle Rose's obscure 2000 debut album, Nanahally River, and on a Nashville radio broadcast he expressed interest in producing a record by the much-overlooked singer/songwriter. Rose heard that broadcast, called in, and hired Hubbard to produce her long-awaited second album, Ghost of Browder Holler. The result features the kind of tough, Appalachian, hard country tunes you'd expect from such a collaboration. "Browder Holler Boy" tells the story of Rose's first love, who died young. Julie Miller's "I Need You" is given a loud and affirmative rendition. Ian McLagan of The Faces adds keyboards to "Rufus Morgan" and the affecting ballad "If I Could." "Alimony" fires up the electric guitars for a real-life tale of what a music career can do to a marriage. "Rattlesnake in the Road" shuffles with a rockabilly groove. "Wild Violets Pretty," with Rose's friend Elizabeth Cook on harmony, throws together a ukulele-inspired closer. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ray Wylie Hubbard was a fan of Chelle Rose's obscure 2000 debut album, Nanahally River, and on a Nashville radio broadcast he expressed interest in producing a record by the much-overlooked singer/songwriter. Rose heard that broadcast, called in, and hired Hubbard to produce her long-awaited second album, Ghost of Browder Holler. The result features the kind of tough, Appalachian, hard country tunes you'd expect from such a collaboration. "Browder Holler Boy" tells the story of Rose's first love, who died young. Julie Miller's "I Need You" is given a loud and affirmative rendition. Ian McLagan of The Faces adds keyboards to "Rufus Morgan" and the affecting ballad "If I Could." "Alimony" fires up the electric guitars for a real-life tale of what a music career can do to a marriage. "Rattlesnake in the Road" shuffles with a rockabilly groove. "Wild Violets Pretty," with Rose's friend Elizabeth Cook on harmony, throws together a ukulele-inspired closer. 

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About Chelle Rose

Singer and songwriter Chelle Rose (her first name is pronounced "Shelly") didn't pick up a guitar until she was 25 years old, but blessed with a sharp sense of character and narrative, and writing out of her childhood growing up in Appalachia (she was raised in Lenoir City in east Tennessee), she developed an intelligent, Southern gothic style that is somewhat reminiscent of Bobbie Gentry crossed with Lucinda Williams. Moving to Nashville in 1996, Rose further honed her considerable songwriting skills watching and listening to that city's many fine songwriters and singers. She released a debut album, Nanahally River, in 2000, but it would be nearly a dozen years before she released a follow-up, 2012's Ghost of Browder Holler, which was produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard and issued on Lil' Damsel Records. ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Lenoir City, TN

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