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La Flambeau Presents

Aug 24th 2017 @ Voodoo Lounge

Stamford, United Kingdom
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Thursday, August 24th, 2017
7:30 PM
Describing Americana singer-songwriter Libby Koch (pronounced like the soft drink) as country meets soulful, Free Press Houston perfectly pegs the artistry captured on Koch's new album, Just Move On (June 24, 2016, Berkalin Records). Working in Nashville with Grammy-winning producer Bil VornDick, she draws on legends from Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn to Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, among others, to craft an album of true cryin' and leavin' country songs. Combining her country soul with a seventh-generation Texas troubadour's storytelling skill, Koch fills these songs with intimacy and honesty. Like the most timeless country classics, they're the kind that make you feel good about feelin' bad.

Koch's gospel-grounded and honky-tonk voice powerfully navigates the emotions inherent in an album about relationships, starting with the opening break-up trio, Just Move On, You Don't Live Here Anymore and Out of My Misery three diverse, retro-to-modern songs that ultimately convey more about the triumph of empowerment than the pain of loss. Tracked live with veteran players handpicked by VornDick, the album, her fourth, is a fine follow-up to her 2014 release, Tennessee Colony, which drew on her ancestors' stories to address themes of family, faith and home. Calling it a frisky blend of country, folk, bluegrass and gospel set to some mighty fine fiddle, banjo and mandolin and labeling it daisy fresh, the Houston Press put Tennessee Colony on its year-end top 10 list.