Lately Georgia has undergone one of its periodic groundswells of talent, and Dodd Ferrelle factors significantly in that wave. From his early days with Me’an Mills through his recent band projects with the now-defunct Tin Foil Stars, Ferrelle has always been able to channel and harness Chris Mills as deftly as he can Robin Zander. Lonely Parades finds him divesting himself of a backing band to revisit some of the Tommy Keene-inflected power-pop glories of his acclaimed A Carriage on the Hill. Dave Barbe mans the boards, adding burnish to 11 of the best pop tunes you’ve missed for far too long. The band features the usual suspects from the Athens roots scene, Will Tonks (BloodKin) and John Neff (Drive By Truckers) to name a few, who add significant, yet unobtrusive contributions to make Lonely Parades Ferrelle’s finest record yet.
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