Po' Girl: Vagabond Lullabies (Shock)

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Po' Girl: Movin' On
Po' Girl: Vagabond Lullabies (Shock)

This is an unusual one: the Po' Girls seem to be a fairly flexible line-up which includes Trish Klein of the Be Good Tanyas (who have featured at Elsewhere previously).

So there is a touch of the Tanyas' alt.folk and country stylings about this album, but there is also much more. They haul in Cajun fiddle, some lazily delivered Beat poetry and Thirties jazz to make a musical mix which can at first seem somewhat diverse (the funky rap-poetry thing might catch you off-guard).

But it is also so pleasingly lo-fi and, as they say, "ragged but right" that it is a real grower.

If the Tanyas appeal then this slightly bent and off-kilter album will equally win you.

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