Abalone DotsBy jools • Sep 20th, 2008 • Category: Acoustic, Commercial, Country, Music
I heard “Solo” by the Swedish four piece country band Abalone Dots and had to let you know about them. Four talented women with voices that remind me of the Dixie Chicks meet Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Have a listen.
I’m not a big country fan, but as always I’m partial to good music and this is just heartbreaking. Upright bass, cello, violin and guitar make up the lineup – coupled with four part harmonies and throw in banjo and mandolin – just glorious.
The songs for the current album, according to their bio were written the day before they were recorded. Rebecka Hjukström, Louise Holmer, Elin and Sophia Hogman, play a special mix of bluegrass, country and American folk music.
It’s no wonder then that they’ve been snapped up by major label RCA and while they haven’t topped the Swedish charts they have done well nevertheless. Hear 6 tracks on their MySpace site and to hear their music on the Abalone Dots website you need to have Flash 8 or better installed. As you can guess, recommended.