Terri Binion’s ‘Day After the Night Before’

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a3590170541_10The 2011 death of her spouse in a workplace accident led Terri Binion to make The Day After the Night Before, her first album in more than a decade. The result is a diverse yet cohesive collection of folk-based, country- and rock-spiced tunes. Binion is a first-rate vocalist and songwriter and this well-produced album features strong backup that incorporates everything from acoustic and electric guitars and pedal steel to Mellotron, xylophone and—to quote the liner notes—“other oddities.” Binion writes and sings from the heart and the inventive results are deeply affecting. Let’s hope she doesn’t wait as long as she did last time to issue a follow-up.

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