Rebecca Jean Smith & Vinegar Creek Constituency
July 11, 2014
Rebecca Jean Smith has landed and placed her bags in Boston, MA. Her latest album, Ode to the Ghost Rose, can be heard as a collection of shadowy tales. Some people call it “Americana voodoo”, others take to “Tonky funk”, but there is no doubt that her music is nothing short of trial by fire.
Ode to the Ghost Rose follows a successful debut record, Roundabout, which revolved around stories of love and loss. Oliver Wood, of The Wood Brothers, co-produced and brought his personal touch to the project with his extraordinary guitar talents. Other special guests included Karl Denson on sax, Ron Johnson on bass, David Blackmon on fiddle and Matt Bivens on accordion. Folk artist and drummer Yonrico Scott, of the Derek Trucks Band, created the album’s artwork.
Ode to The Ghost Rose marks a departure from Roundabout’s pleasantries into a down & dirty truth-telling from a traditional folklore vain. The string of stories includes vignettes of hypocrisy, hidden agendas, secrets, trust and betrayal.The Ode, an experimental collection of inter-related tales, springs from a work in progress/concept album named The Story of the Ghost Rose- Exploring impulse, desire, and madness.
Listen to Rebecca here!