Aubrie Sellers, 'New City Blues'
It's one thing to sing about being an outlaw — about jailbreaks and drug use and cheatin' hearts — or to artfully dress the part in vintage denim, tattered boots and tattooed arms, but it's another thing altogether to capture the rebel spirit in the music itself. And that's what Aubrie Sellers, the daughter of Lee Ann Womack, does on her debut full-length LP New City Blues. While her voice is the stuff of classic country dreams, her taste in composition often favors riffs and distortion more commonly heard in subterranean rock clubs than Nashville honky-tonks. Heavy twang and fuzzy feedback might seem like strange bedfellows, but Sellers shows how sweet it sounds to break the rules.