Crystal Good is West Virginia’s (and possibly America’s) coolest poet. I’ve talked about her poetry to everyone I know offline and mentioned her a few times on Muruch’s Twitter, but just realized I’ve neglected to post about her here on Muruch until now. Here’s my fave Crystal Good poem/spoken word performance, “Boom Boom.”
Allison Crowe continues to release videos from her upcoming 16-song “visual album.” Allison’s cover of Tori Amos’ “Doughnut Song” is here paired with footage from the 1947 surrealist film Dreams That Money Can Buy. I’ll post the full 16-video playlist here upon its release.
Lucette’s debut album, Black Is the Color, is a dark, haunting Southern Gothic masterpiece.
The standout tracks are Lucette’s trippy cover of the traditional folk ballad “Black is the Color,” the moody original “Muddy Water,” the “Jolene”-esque “Able Mae” and the album’s sultry first single, “Bobby Reid.” The latter features singer-songwriters Sturgill Simpson and JD Wilkes.
The first half of the album is especially mesmeric and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite releases of the year.