Although Ashley Monroe first earned her country chops working with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley in the feisty all-girl trio Pistol Annies, her debut last year proved she’s a distinctive artist on her own terms. Like a Rose channels the reedy, crystalline vocal stylings that buoyed Alison Krauss to fame, but eschews bluegrass for honky-tonk, and takes a wry, personal look at everything from unwanted pregnancy to smoking pot. Rose is a rare singer-songwriter who blends contemporary attitudes with traditional sounds seamlessly.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 9, 2014