Presenting The Best DFW Albums of 2009...
6. Bosque Brown, Baby (Burnt Toast Vinyl)
Must hear: "Went Walking," "So Loud," "Train Song," "This Town"
It'd be easy to pin singer Mara Lee Miller as the main draw of Baby. Her voice, after all, is among the region's most heart-stopping and magnetic, immediately recalling an older, better, slower-paced time through the drawl that reins in her striking range. But Baby is far from another singer-songwriter showcase; rather, the disc is a fastidiously prepared one, curated around both Miller's vocals and her band's strong sense of spare Americana arrangement. A truly timeless affair, Bosque Brown's music is at home at the turn of this century as it would've been at the previous one.