At the moment this may not make a great lot of sense, however if I tell you that record producer Jack Gale came out of retirement to reform his Playback Record label to record three young ladies (all aged 15) and release a single from their debut album written by British songwriter Nelson King, then it all adds up to one of the most startling albums I’ve heard this year.
Jetset Getset is a teenage girl country trio comprising of Avery Eliason, Tori Little and Sadie Loveland, who come from Indiana.
President of Playback Records Jack Gale had seen the trio on a syndicated TV show and decided, that as there were few younger folk singing country music he would reform his record company and get them to record on his label.
The result is a brilliant fresh slice of across the board country sounds from youngsters whose three part harmonies can lift the discerning eyebrow of many of the big names in country music.
With ages adding up to forty four you may automatically think of a twee threesome whose voices could never match the current ambassadors in Nashville, nor express the music as it should be served.
This however is not the case as these three young ladies have vocal abilities that blend, and take on board any of the emotions of their ‘star status’ counterparts.
Backed by brilliant musicianship and produced exquisitely by Jack and Jim Pierce with engineer Mark Moseley, himself an artist in the eighties, they weave their way through a superb selection of up tempo and ballad type songs with occasional solo performances to the fore.
The title track ‘Saturday Night’ written by British composer Nelson King is geared more towards what could once be described as the Disney teenyboppers, however that thought can be cast aside as their vocal maturity could be levered more in the line of the Dixie Chicks of the future.
Talent of this calibre, at this age, is a wonderful thing and these young ladies have already delivered the goods in their debut release.
They say to ‘sing the blues’ you have had to live through them, to sing country you have had to have experienced life, and yet here in one package you have three young ladies who as the youth of today will become the artists of tomorrow with emotions garnered from the past.
It’s so good to know that talent like this is alive and well and it is to be hoped that the Nashville ‘moguls’ appreciate it.
As a taster, join me this Saturday when I’ll be playing three tracks on the American Connection on www.euvue.co.uk as it takes up our Album Of The week slot.
Sheer youthful magic!
Jetset Getset Saturday Night Playback Records