Tara Nevins, Wood and Stone

Chuck Eddy

By Chuck Eddy

on 07.28.11 in Reviews

Wood And Stone

Tara Nevins

Less celebratory than her outdoorsy upstate New York world-folk band Donna the Buffalo, fiddling and accordion-squeezing singer-songwriter Nevins’s first solo set in a dozen years primarily communicates frustration at deceitful menfolk. She shares an eight-bar blues with Allison Moorer; gets some Lonesome Jubilee propulsion going in the family-tree-climbing title track; closes with a Van Morrison waltz. But things pick up most with the old-time-banjoed instrumental “Nothing Really” and in “Tennessee River,” an intense urban drone accruing psychedelic volume over five minutes.