Shelby Lynne

Album Review: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Not Dark Yet (8/10)

Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer team up for the first time for extraordinary duets. A shared harmonic kinship––Lynne’s hard whiskey tones against Moorer’s smoother timbre––reveal a riveting portrait of stone Southern soul. The song selections are intriguing: covers like Jessi Colter’s “Looking for Blue Eyes,” the Louvin Brothers’ “Every Time You Leave” and the classic Merle Haggard lament “Silver Wings.” Less traditional is “My List” by the Killers and a sludgy “Lithium” by Nirvana. The collection features one co-written original, as the sisters channel the unspoken bond of a complex history on the smoky “Is It Too Much.” 

Released by: Silver Cross Records/Thirty Tigers

Producer: Teddy Thompson