I'm beginning to think that 2017 is the year of the female trio's because I have been coming across a goldmine of female talent. There is not much more pleasing to the ear than women that can sing together with their southern drawls in perfect harmonies. Credit goes to a Pitstop for Country favorite, Adam Hood for posting about these fantastic women. After a while you begin to find artists that not only produce quality music themselves, but also have a knack of sharing others that are worthy of time. The Sweet Tea Trio is making Alabama proud and it's only a matter of time before they are heard far beyond.
Consisting of Victoria Camp, Savannah Coker and Kate Falcon, these women first crossed paths when each had entered in an artist development program, Nashville Bound in 2013. While each performed separately, they ultimately sang together to perform a Pistol Annie's song, Hell on Heels and from that point on, they joined forces - resulting in the vocal magic we hear today.
Having listened through this six song self titled EP, I can assure you there is some serious talent amongst these women. So much so, that even Kid Rock was floored with their sound and invited them to play six times at his Chillin' the Most Cruise. Not to shabby, eh?
Within this album, you'll be treated to the lighthearted approach for quest for a good man in Need in a Haystack. All of the times we strike out looking for the right person far outweighs the quality catches. It's a song that can be likened to Aaron Watson's Fish as it provides that humorous approach yet speaks to the realities we all discover in life about finding the right partners.
The EP as a whole focuses around finding love or leaving someone in the dust. The high energy Time Machine is the slamming door song that every women that has been wronged will enjoy. It's the breaking point where she finally says enough is enough and just walks away to find something better. Once again, it's a light-hearted take on telling an ex partner "when pigs fly, we'll get back together." Nothing insanely deep, but it will certainly provide a laugh while you take in their perfectly sung harmonies.
Classic tales of disapproved young have often found a place in the realm of country music and Preaching to a Dust Cloud is no exception. As my favorite track by these ladies, I enjoyed their take on a young couple that ran off in the middle of the night despite the pleas of her father. Looking back as he plays with his grandchildren, he laughs and denies that he ever doubted their love. While fairy tale in nature, there's the sappy romantic in all of us that always appreciates a song or movie like this. We go through life often basing our decisions on the approval of others and sometimes relationships fall into that category. It's the stories like this that tend to warm our hearts and make us appreciate the delicate nature of loving another person for who they are, not for someone else's agreement.
For the women of The Sweet Tea Trio I think it's safe to say we will be hearing from them as their audience grows. We've watched it happen with Runaway June this past year and country music needs some quality women in the ranks. If they stay true to their current recipe, be on the watch for continued success and attention will come their way.
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