ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS
She sounds like she might have been born a coal miner’s daughter in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, or maybe grown up next door to her daddy’s blacksmith forge outside Winchester, Virginia. But while Zoe Muth (pronounced Mewth) has the authentic honky tonk angel aura of Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline in her voice, she is helping to turn Seattle, from the capital of grunge into a north-west heartland of purest Americana.
Her debut album stormed the hugely-influential FAR roots music chart on the other side of the Atlantic on its release and simultaneously hit the Number 1 slot on the Euro Americana Chart. Then, the stunning new follow-up for the Signature Sounds label, rocketed straight to the Number 1 position all over again.
Over here it has been picking up a huge amount of radio attention and great reviews, many comparing her to Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Iris dement.
Bob Harris told listeners to his BBC Radio 2 show that she was in a class of her own.
Zoe and her band – The Lost High Rollers – have fast become the most talked about ‘live’ act on the US circuit and will make their long-awaited UK debut at Celtic Connections festival with a headline show in January.
What the Press are saying:
“Authentic old Country, done afresh” – The Telegraph
“Great and timeless country music” – R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel) magazine
“The new Emmylou Harris” – NetRhythms (UK)
“There’s a cool ‘50s feel to the song-writing and sound” – Americana UK
“She could emerge as this decade’s Gillian Welch with a sound and style that could have much wider appeal” – Alan Cackett, editor of Maverick magazine