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Front Porch by Joy Williams

Joy Williams

Front Porch

Release Date: May 3, 2019

Genre(s): Folk, Americana, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Record label: Orchard

70

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Front Porch

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

By calling her second album since the dissolution of the Civil Wars The Front Porch, Joy Williams acknowledges she may have drifted a little too far into modernity on Venus, the album that marked her solo secular debut. The phrase "The Front Porch" suggests warmth and intimacy redolent of home, so it's no surprise that the album finds Williams reconnecting with the folk music that brought her fame and acclaim as half of the Civil Wars. Working with producer Kenneth Pattengale, who is best known as part of the Milk Carton Kids, Williams strips away any contemporary affectations, keeping the focus directly on the songs and her plaintive, powerful voice.

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