Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Swamp country

NASHVILLE -- Over at the Station Inn -- where Compass Records held a great party featuring Alison Brown last year -- self-confessing, "cross-dressing tomboy" Elizabeth Cook shows off her singing and her dancing in front of a band led by her husband Tim Carroll (who she "married in a fever," as the song goes.)

She says she means that she likes to dress in vintage cocktail dresses, but baits her own hook when she goes fishing.

Her site notes that The New York Times named her as one of the top 10 unheard artists in 2005.

Cool, country song: "Where the Blues Begins."

She also expresses the feelings of many about this Americana label. After one song, she said, "Is that Americana? I just don't know, you know."

We know. Doesn't matter, just like the BBQ law, doesn't matter as long as it's good.

She says she does swamp girl rock 'n' roll "just like Minnie Pearl."

Local news alert: She grew up in Wildwood, Florida.

– Michael K, TBPAC

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