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Broken Promise Land

Anne McCue


Her default singing style is a relaxed smoulder, and her guitar playing – the main event here – is something else. McCue’s a terrific soloist: fiery, inventive and fluid, with a droning experimental streak that betrays her indie roots. She has a real gift for matching a loose, funky riff to a song. – City Hub

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Broken Promise Land, recorded in Nashville, features rhythm section of Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo/Wilco) and Bones Hillman (Midnight Oil)

Anne McCue describes her album as “a bit dirty, a bit rockin’, a bit swampy and a bit bluesy, with a touch of mysteriousness to it.”

On “Broken Promise Land,” McCue displays her grittier side and flashes her six-string chops with dirty-toned, blues-edged rockers such as “Don’t Go to Texas (Without Me),” the title song, and Rose Tattoo’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw.” With her dusky alto, however, McCue also remains a spellbinder when she shifts gears, from the horn-kissed rock-and-soul of “Cruisin’ Paradise (Tenerife)” to the atmospheric, vibes-accented “Motorcycle Dream,” and the seductively slithering “The Old Man’s Talkin’.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“McCue has delivered an exceptional album…” if magazine

“… stratospheric guitar work, whisky-soaked voice and songs crackling with classic intensity and modern energy define Broken Promise Land as a prime example of raw and dirty Blues Rock in the new millennium…” Cincinnati City Beat

“… Anne McCue, whose new CD is grittier and more alive than what is being released by most male rockers these days….”

“McCue shows a grit and resolve that makes “Broken Promise Land” a delight. As impressive as she is as a folk artist, it’s playing hard-drivin’ blues rock where McCue seems most at home.” Pittsburg Daily News

“…emblematic of the persona she carries throughout this blistering, exhilarating ride.” Alternate Root

“Australian singer-songwriter Anne McCue captures the vibe of blues musician Albert King while maintaining her own style – a hybrid of blues, rock and “swamp music.” … Broken Promise Land also showcases McCue’s exceptional guitar skills.”Don’t Go To Texas (Without Me)” harkens back to the dirty guitar sounds of the Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds. The title track cuts loose with a Hendrix-like bluesy guitar solo. Her strong songwriting ability is evident…” Elmore Magazine


Weight .125 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 1.5 cm
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