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Women In Docs :: Carousel

Written by on June 16, 2014


Riding the Carousel of independent music

Album review by Angela Madden


Women In Docs shine with their enthusiasm for making music; even after more than fifteen years of playing tunes together. Women In Docs (Roz Pappalardo and Chanel Lucas) believe in grass-roots folk music, and tour extensively to bring their sound to appreciative ears. Their live shows bring with them a good degree of humour and on-stage banter as well as great musical offerings.

‘Carousel’ is the 8th release from the duo, and the sound is their usual strong style of folk and pop with a sneaky little bit of country thrown in to the mixture. Between them, these two musically talented women play acoustic guitar, bass, ukulele, harmonica and banjo. This is in addition to some superb harmonies.

Women In Docs are based out of Brisbane, and have played a number of festivals both nationally and internationally including SXSW in Austin Texas, Folk Alliance in San Diego, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, The Melbourne Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

The title track off ‘Carousel’ is a strong, catchy opening track, and their version of the Bob Dylan/ Ketch Secor track ‘Wagon Wheel’ feels like a fitting final track to the recording, and a nod to some of the inspirations behind the duo.

This is home-grown folk music constructed with love, care, and warmth. I’m looking forward to playing you songs off ‘Carousel’ this week on Gove FM.

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