Devon Sproule

Deep Your Silver Shined

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Record Label
Tin Angel

About this item

"Keep Your Silver Shined" highlights Devon's talent for combining Appalachian country with distinctive folk and jazz influences. With her trademark vintage dresses and 50-year-old Gibson guitar, this is old-time Americana bluegrass/country with a jazzy/swing feel - reminiscent of Jolie Holland or The Be Good Tanyas. From the front porch thump of "Old Virginia Block", to the high lonesome traditional "The Weeping Willow" featuring fellow-Virginian Mary Chapin Carpenter, Devon's songs are candid and poetic, described by This American Life as 'ringing with a sweet heartbreaking majesty, these songs are beautiful, timeless and transporting'. Her previous album was included in Rolling Stone's Critics Top Albums of 2003 ('Sproule's vocal and lyrical beauty is unmatched'), and she has been described as 'worthy of holding her own on a shelf with anyone from Joni Mitchell to Gillian Welch'.

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