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9th Ward Pickin' Parlor by Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins

9th Ward Pickin' Parlor

Release Date: Feb 14, 2006

Genre(s): Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Record label: Vanguard

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Album Review: 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor by Shawn Mullins

Excellent, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

With acoustic tracks recorded at the titular New Orleans studio, pre-Hurricane Katrina, Mullins has crafted a diverse offering that encompasses folk, rock, Celtic, and country, often interlocking in the same tune. He aims for early Black Crowes territory on the gospel-laced "Faith," and gives a personal spin to a self-penned murder ballad "Cold Black Heart," which is dominated by his work on charango, an Andean mandolin. The mandolin also plays a prominent role in "Homemade Wine," a moody story-song ballad about leaving town that takes advantage of Mullins' deep, expressive voice.

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