Review from Greenville Journal

Thanks so much to Vincent Harris for this amazing review in The Greenville Journal.

One of the benefits of writing this column is discovering new and exciting musical projects developing right here in the Upstate.

Mourning Dove, a collaboration between singer/multi-instrumentalist Niel Brooks and singer/songwriter/guitarist Lisa Stubbs, is one of the most promising groups I’ve heard in quite some time.

When I first heard their new EP, “Chrysalis,” I was tempted to draw comparisons to the Cowboy Junkies’ groundbreaking “Trinity Session” album. Brooks’ production makes it sound as if the music is being played in a massive cathedral, framing Stubbs’ spellbinding voice in layers of echo and reverb. The songs, all written by Stubbs save for a haunting cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” are at once immediate and mysterious, replacing the all-too-common “confessional singer/songwriter” fare with heavily imagistic, richly metaphorical lyrics.

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