4.5 stars out of 5
After leaving the music capital of the country in Nashville, Shaefer Welch and Ali Paine now call Fort Collins home. They do, however, harken back to the sights and sounds of their old state on Rosewood Divine’s self-titled release, promising that “If Colorado ain’t our kind of city…we’ll be back in love with a song from Tennessee.” The band’s folky, back and forth harmony-driven album is reminiscent of the Americana call and response revived by Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars. In addition to Welch and Paine’s guitar duets is The Patti Fiasco’s Ansel Foxley adding the unique sound of the dobro alongside Darren Radach’s mandolin. The album reaches its peak during “Drop D,” as Paine weaves her voice through a country-folk guitar melody while Welch chips in during the chorus. Don’t miss the revival of Americana call and response on Rosewood Divine’s recently released self-titled album.