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February 2015
The Harmaleighs
""Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush"
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College pals  Haley Grant and  Kaylee Jasperson bonded over shared musical tastes as students at Belmont University, . They were both also familiar with the hardships possessing the voices of angels; it was inevitable that a musical project would come of the union. The Harmaleighs formed in 2013, and the two proceeded to develop their sound, learning how to filter their shared experiences through an Americana sieve, until every heartbreak and setback sounded as though it occurred decades ago somewhere in the Appalachians.

The Harmaleigh's debut album, "Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush" will be released February 3rd. It covers the gauntlet of relationships that a young adult can encounter: partners, friends, hometowns. It also showcases the pair as the crackerjack musicians that they are. The same razor-sharp tightness that makes bluegrass so satisfying to hear is present in the entire album. Everything rings out as clear as a bell, and nothing is overdone or unnecessary. The girls have a healthy respect for the traditional, and can whip out a down-home rhythm as easily as a teenaged missive on heartbreak.  

Speaking of teenaged missives, a delicate balance is at work here. There are moments that the pair hit Watson Twin-levels of harmonies (like the ghostly intro of opening track "Hesitate") and there are times they turn right around with something more juvenille like "Got fired for dropping a glass of wine/ screw it I'm running out of time," in their recent single, "I Keep Ticking On." There's alot that can go wrong: their music acoustic guitar driven, with some lap steel and banjo thrown in, and they have a propensity to break into foot-stomping jags that recall the receding arena-folk wave. But it doesn’t matter. They’re so good, by grace of their conviction and clarity, that I’d probably be sucking this album down and singing along even if I were a 50-year-old truck driver.

That's the appeal of "Pretty Picture..." The album concentrates being young and new into something potent and delivers it with a little bit of sass; that's a combination capable of crossing quite a few boundaries. It's the emotional equivalent of four seasons of summer camp, thirty friendship bracelets, or ten viewings of "Milo and Otis." This album is bound to strike a chord within the most jaded of bastards. Keep up with The Harmaleighs at their website www.theharmaleighs.com

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Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes wins our Nashville Best Emerging Artist of 2012 Poll!

Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes wins our Nashville Best Emerging Artist of 2012 Poll!

Dear Deli Readers,

We are proud to announce that The Deli’s Best of 2012 Emerging Nashville Artist is Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes! The band received high scores all around in our poll, with votes pouring in from jurors, Deli writers, and readers, which is something quite rare and conjures up a fully deserved win. Indie-rockers The Paranormals placed second followed by the Southern blues band Luella & the Sun who came in at third.

Please take a look at our chart of 50+ Nashville-area emerging artists below. The highest value of votes came from our jurors, who included individuals involved in local music. This includes promoters, venue owners, press, DJs and other music experts, who are listed below (thanks y’all). The remainder of the votes was compiled by The Deli Nashville contributors, readers, and open submissions voted on by national Deli editors.

BEST OF 2012 POLL FOR EMERGING NASHVILLE ARTISTS
- FINAL RESULTS -
 
ARTIST
J
W
R
OS
TOT
 
1
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes
10
1
1.5
1
13.5
2
The Paranormals
7
1
0.012
1
9.012
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3
Luella & the Sun
8
 
0.005
 
8.005
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4
Ponychase
7
 
0.011
 
7.011
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5
Wild Cub
7
 
0.007
 
7.007
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6
Cherub
5
 
0.029
 
5.029
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7
Natalie Prass
4
 
0.017
 
4.017
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8
The Vespers
3
 
0.007
1
4.007
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9
Anna Haas
 
 
2
2
4
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10
Alanna Royale
2
1
0.5
 
3.5
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11
Adam Burrows
3
 
0.139
 
3.139
12
The Young International
3
 
0.084
 
3.084
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13
Andrew Combs
3
 
0.019
 
3.019
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14
Natural Child
3
 
0.015
 
3.015
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15
Fly Golden Eagle
3
 
0.01
 
3.01
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Kopecky Family Band
3
 
0.01
 
3.01
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17
Magnolia Sons
3
 
0.009
 
3.009
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Promised Land
3
 
0.009
 
3.009
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19
Foreign Fields
 
 
0.008
3
3.008
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20
Nahnee Bori
3
 
0.002
 
3.002
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21
Linear Downfall
2
 
0.5
 
2.5
22
Billy Swayze
2
 
0.17
 
2.17
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23
The Gills
2
 
0.075
 
2.075
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24
The Kingston Springs
2
 
0.059
 
2.059
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25
Hanzelle
2
 
0.04
 
2.04
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26
Great Peacock
2
 
0.032
 
2.032
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27
Little Bandit
2
 
0.011
 
2.011
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28
Jessie Baylin
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
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RayLand Baxter
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
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30
Marc Scibilia
2
 
0.005
 
2.005
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31
Heidi Feek
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
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32
DeRobert & the Half-Truths
2
 
0.003
 
2.003
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33
Echo Group
2
 
0.002
 
2.002
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34
Sharpneck
2
 
0.001
 
2.001
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35
Steelism
2
 
0
 
2
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36
Herschel Garrison
 
 
0.017
1.5
1.517
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37
Diarrhea Planet
1
 
0.5
 
1.5
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38
Blackfoot Gypsies
1
 
0.082
 
1.082
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39
Kelly Ruth
 
 
0.065
1
1.065
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40
Roy Ira
 
 
0.028
1
1.028
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41
Della Mae
1
 
0.025
 
1.025
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42
Kristen Cothron & the Darkside
 
 
0.023
1
1.023
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43
Two Bit Charlie
 
 
0.022
1
1.022
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44
Eastern Block
1
 
0.017
 
1.017
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45
Honey Locust
 
 
0.015
1
1.015
icon
46
Poly
1
 
0.011
 
1.011
icon
47
World.I.Made
 
 
0.01
1
1.01
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48
Waked Lunch
 
 
0.007
1
1.007
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49
Anchor Thieves
1
 
0.006
 
1.006
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50
Evan P. Donohue
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
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The Lonely Biscuits
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
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52
Max and the Wild Things
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
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Quichenight
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
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54
Meadownoise
1
 
0.001
 
1.001
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

Jurors List: Brianne Turner (The Deli Nashville), Chris Mara (Welcome To 1979), Marissa Moss (Lockeland Springsteen), Louis (The Groove), Erin Manning (The Deli Nashville), Justin Hammel (Lightning 100), Brandon Jazz (Mercy Lounge), Jesse Willoughby (ASCAP), Steve Cross (photographer), East Nashville Underground (East Nashville Underground), Patrick Rodgers (The Nashville Scene), Elise Tyler (The Stone Fox), Mike Reuther (OurVinyl), Kyle Kelly (Villain Place), We Own This Town (We Own This Town), Wells Adams (Lightning 100), Cayla Mackey (Native Magazine), Allen Ralph (OurVinyl), No Country For New Nashville (No Country For New Nashville), John Walker (Music City Roots), Lloyd Aur Norman (Villain Place).

Nashville's underground music scene rules!

The Deli's Staff


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