Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Year of the Rabbit

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Year of the Rabbit

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Allison Pierce

(Sony Masterworks)

One-half of the Pierces steps out with deeply felt solo album

On her debut solo album after many years of performing and recording with her sister Catherine in the Pierces, Allison Pierce veers sharply from the atmospheric alt-pop of the duo's 2014 Creation album in favor of a more natural, acoustic guitar-based country sound that, at its best, is somewhat reminiscent of Emmylou Harris' classic early work, though with Pierce's personality strongly shining through.

Year of the Rabbit is a close collaboration with the always tasteful producer/engineer Ethan Johns, who basically plays every instrument on the album save for Pierce's acoustic guitar, strings on two tracks played by Gabe Witcher, and one featuring the always impeccable Greg Leisz on pedal steel. …

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