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Album Review: Rachel Harrington and the Knockouts - Rachel Harrington and the Knock Outs (Continental Song City)
Rachel Harrington takes a slight detour from her established Americana path to deliver her first full-blown Honky Tonk record with her new all-female band The Knock Outs, featuring Rebecca Young on bass, Alisa Milner on fiddle, Aimee Tubbs on drums and Moe Provencher on guitar. The mission statement is clear from the start as Makin' Our House a Honky Tonk reflects the cover close-up of the girl who wants to have fun.
Co-produced with Evan Brubaker, the songs fall halfway between the raw energy of bar-room Honky Tonk and mainstream Country, each maintaining Rachel's flair for writing interesting lyrics with fine and instantly memorable melodies. There's some fun to be found in such songs as Hippie and My House and Wedding Ring Vacation, whilst I'll Show You Mine brings out some sensual dance floor lyricism. Rachel's signature song Sunshine Girl is re-worked and re-named Moonshine Boy especially for the occasion.