H.C. McEntire "LIONHEART (Merge)"
H.C. McEntire, the front woman of the beloved Mount Moriah, has stepped out from behind the mountain with her solo debut. LIONHEART is a warm, triumphant collection of country-tinged tunes featuring H.C. along with some of her favorite musicians. Not to claim and ESP skills, but seeing as how we are both in “the biz” I imagine they might be some of your favorites too. Kathleen Hanna, Angel Olsen, Gift Merritt ,William Tyler, Mary Lattimore, and Phil Cook (now THAT is how you add guest artists to an album!) McEntire’s “weary, wise, and bright as morning sunshine” vocals (Stereogum) are on peak display here, sounding a little like prime-era Dolly Parton. Check out the first song on the album, “A Lamb, A Dove” which features Phil Cook on guitars, Mary Lattimore on harp, and Tift Merritt on on backing vocals.