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Panther Creek Recording: CD Reviews

Achewater

Achewater                                                                                                                                                    After the Flood                                                                                                                                            Half Hollow Music  

                                                                                                                                                            Maumelle's Achewater has all the alt-country and Southern rock bases covered on these 10 tracks. But it's the vocal interplay between Jonathan Moore and Shanna Allen that really keeps After the Flood afloat.

Bookended by two versions of "The Bottle & Strings" (the opener being a full-on performance, while the closer is acoustic), the record floats along the Americana current, with nods toward classic country and rock. A few more uptempo tracks would have been nice, but it's still an impressive debut.

Hot tracks: "Black Widow Honey," the driving "Tether" and the sprawling ballad "Taken."

-- SEAN CLANCY

Sean Clancy - Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Aug 5, 2014)