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Margo Price

Country soul from Nashville

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Margo Price

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Nashville-based singer and musician Margo Price. On this tune, from her second album, she sings with a gospel quartet, The McCrary Sisters, adding a rich spiritual sound to an already deep song. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Megan Buerger on NPR Music.

"Do Right By Me" by Margo Price (with The McCrary Sisters)
2017 | Country soul from Nashville

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Titled All American Made, [Margo Price's second album] aims to separate her from Nashville's other traditionalists by sampling classic American sounds like R&B, gospel and soul, and stirring them in with her tender-hearted twang. "I respect the purists, but I like to blend," she told an Illinois radio station before a gig in September. "I didn't want to leave out a flavor just because it wasn't by-the-books."

Price guides us into new territory by showing rather than telling. Gospel quartet The McCrary Sisters adds muscle to the funky and boisterous "Do Right By Me," and unexpected string arrangements kick up the drama in "A Little Pain" (the writer, Lester Snell, was on the small team that soundtracked Shaft). Such embellishments, however subtle, would have felt interruptive on her last album, but here, they work.

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