2017 album. Covers versions of songs by Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, Jessie Colter and more. Also one original song co-written by the pair.
Produced by Teddy Thompson, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer’s first and highly anticipated album together is an extraordinary debut of the pair’s transcendent musical bond. ‘Not Dark Yet’ was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016.
The album provides a potent look at the sisters’ individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what’s around the bend with a co-written ‘Is It Too Much’ to close out the ten-song set.
Sisters Shelby and Allison (Shelby uses her middle name as her professional surname) have both carved out successful careers as musicians/singers/songwriters but this is the first time they have fully collaborated on an album together. Shelby (the elder sibling) released her first album in 1989 on Epic while Allison had to wait until 1998 for her debut. Both have enjoyed success in the US country charts although in the UK they are best known in Americana circles but have not crossed over yet to wider recognition but this album should give them a good shot at doing so.