The Mullins Sisters
by Missy Fain
The opening track is appropriately titled “Closer.” It immediately draws you into the world of The Mullins Sisters and their distinct style.
Sisters Deanna, Betty and Marylou each have their own distinctive voices, they blend effortlessly into a harmonious, cohesive collaboration that will set your toes to tapping and instantly pulls you in to sing along.
They are traditional and modern. Their songs are peppered with elements of Appalachia and slide guitar. The album has a flowing influence of Patti Loveless, Jennifer Nettles, Little Big Town and a reminiscence of Patsy, Loretta and Tammy.
The title cut “Yesterday’s Gone” is a classic country ballad about heartbreak and recovery. It is an album favorite along with “Flowers” and “Unlovin’ You.”
The classic “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” is the only cover song on this project of originals but it is a welcomed surprise.
This is a “take a road trip with your friends, put the top down and sing along” album where one song flow compliments the next song. The musicianship and hard work are evident throughout the album.
This is the group’s debut offering produced by Nashville’s Kenny Lee. Country Music will be looking forward to the next compilation from this trio with high expectations.
These girls already sounds like highly experienced veterans of music. This is girl power in its purest form.
... and the beat goes on