You would expect Joni Mitchell or Lucinda Williams or maybe Kathleen Edwards to be name-checked in any bio about Carson McHone
but more interesting bedfellows like Tom Waits start to pop up when you learn more about her. That's the kind of curve-ball edge found on Carson McHone's self-titled EP, songs that resonate with the confidence of a veteran, performing under her name but with a full band that includes upright bass, violin and pedal steel. There are few things as American as rockabilly or bare knuckle punk rock but american roots music is as much a part of the cultural fabric as the stars and stripes themselves with a rich history stretching back to early folk and blues. Carson McHone carries the torch while adding new sensibilities to our existing tapestry.