Christy McWilson: The Lucky One

This CD is McWilson’s first solo effort. A member of Seattle’s The Pickets for 10 years, she was encourged by Dave Alvin, formerly of The Blasters, to make an album of her own songs which he produced. She is joined on the album by Mike Mills of R.E.M., Syd Straw, and Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s. The sound is country with a twist. Alvin describes McWilson as "…a roots rock Sylvia Plath."
The Lucky One
Released: 6/26/2000
Label: No Label
Genre: Country
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