[27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/pdo.so' - /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/pdo.so: undefined symbol: zval_property_ctor in Unknown on line 0 [27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: pdo_sqlite: Unable to initialize module Module compiled with module API=20090626 PHP compiled with module API=20131226 These options need to match in Unknown on line 0 [27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: pdo_mysql: Unable to initialize module Module compiled with module API=20090626 PHP compiled with module API=20131226 These options need to match in Unknown on line 0 [27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/sqlite.so' - /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/sqlite.so: undefined symbol: zval_property_ctor in Unknown on line 0 [27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Class 'SpawConfig' not found in /home/musesmus/public_html/spaw/plugins/spawfm/config/config.php on line 4 CD REVIEW: Dodd Ferrelle - Lonely Parades

The Muse's Muse  
Muses MailMuses Newsmuse chatsongwriting resource home
Regular Columnists


CD REVIEW: Dodd Ferrelle - Lonely Parades
By Don Sechelski - 06/23/2009 - 04:33 PM EDT

Artist: Dodd Ferrelle
Album: Lonely Parades
Label: Two Sheds Music
Website: http://www.doddferrelle.com
Genre: Indie alternative pop/rock
Technical Grade: 8.5/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8.5/10
Commercial Value: 8/10
Overall Talent Level: 8.0/10
Best Songs: I Can't Wait, Used
CD Review:

Lonely Parades, the latest CD from Athens, Georgia resident Dodd Ferrelle, is an excellent example of everything that’s right with Indie music. Ferrelle’s heartfelt tunes offer homage to REM, the godfathers of Athens indie rock, but reflect Ferrelle’s other influences ranging from Roy Orbison to Elvis Costello. Joined by John Mills on bass, and Kyle Spence on drums, the lineup for Lonely Parades also includes producer David Barbe on keys, William Tonks on lead guitar, and Betsy Inglesby on backup vocals.

I Can’t Wait is a pop delight. Mamie Fike Simonds adds violin to Ferrelle’s song about the coming of his new daughter. Miss Bliss, another ode to Ferrell’s daughter, features Tim Adams on lead guitar. Don’t Go Away is a country waltz featuring John Neff on pedal steel. Used is one of my favorites on the CD. Noel Blackmon on mandolin and David VanWyck on cello join Ferrelle on acoustic guitar. Ferrelle’s plaintive vocal and stark lyrics are reminiscent of early Dylan as he sings, “Clicking heels, I’m spinning wheels, Never knowing how it feels To watch the congregations kneel. Do you think they’ll all be healed?”

Lonely Parades is a passionate, heartfelt CD filled with interesting, engaging songs. Ferrelle marches to his own drum even as he reflects his influences. His songs are unique slices of Americana with enough depth to call for repeated listening. Recommended.




[ Current Articles | Archives ]

Help For Newcomers
Help for Newcomers
Interactivities
Interactivities
Helpful Resources
Helpful Resources
Regular Columnists
Columnists
Music Reviews
Spotlights
Spotlights
Services
Services Offered
About the  Muse's Muse
About Muse's Muse
Subscribe to The Muse's News, free monthly newsletter for songwriters
with exclusive articles, copyright & publishing advice, music, website & book reviews, contest & market information, a chance to win prizes & more!

Join today!



Created & Maintained
by Jodi Krangle


Design:


© 1995 - 2016, The Muse's Muse Songwriting Resource. All rights reserved.

Read The Muse's Muse Privacy Statement