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“Faster Than the Speed of Dark is more than another country album. There are moments of rock & roll aggression, as on “Shadow of a Doubt,” a piece that allows co-producer Jim Kukko (or David Holloway) to kick out the jams more than a little. “Scuppers’ Wife” has an old-world/Appalachian feel—think Jean Ritchie fronting The Waterboys—and like many of the old tunes I have no real idea what it is about. “Falling,” written by Esther Purves Smith, has a mid-90s Mary Chapin Carpenter vibe, as does the set’s closer “So Little,” a song that puts us all in our collective place.”
“We have Steve Coffey, Maria Dunn, Laura Vinson, Craig Moreau, John Wort Hannam, Matt Patershuk, and scores upon dozens of others sharing their music with those willing to listen. If you haven’t already, add Ruth Purves Smith & the 581 to the list of regional folks who can stand with the best of those featured on the pages of No Depression, the Bluegrass Situation, and Country Standard Time.”
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