Court Yard Hounds On World Cafe : World Cafe Emily Robison and Marty Marie of the venerable female country trio Dixie Chicks break away to release a new record under a new name. Here, their emotional songwriting, Americana aesthetics and pop undertones prove they're a country force in their own right.
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Court Yard Hounds On World Cafe

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Court Yard Hounds On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "The Coast"
  • "It Didn't Make A Sound"
  • "Fear Of Wasted Time"
  • "Then Again"

With the acclaimed country music trio the Dixie Chicks on hiatus, two of the group's members — Emily Robison and Martie Maguire — decided they wanted to return to the studio to record new material. Since Natalie Maines, the group's lead vocalist, apparently was not ready to return to recording, Robison and Maguire formed their own group — Court Yard Hounds.

Thus, with a musical style similar to the Dixie Chicks, Court Yard Hounds have recently released a self-titled debut. Filled with emotional songwriting, strong Americana aesthetics and pop undertones, Court Yard Hounds is a great album from two proven musicians. Add some impassioned fiddle, banjo and steel guitar, and you've got a legit country music force. Maybe sometimes two really is a company.

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Album
Court Yard Hounds
Artist
Court Yard Hounds
Label
Sony Music Entertainment
Released
2010

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