Welcome to Feature Fridays! Every week, the AU music library staff will be highlighting a different CD or artist from our collection.
This week, Student Assistant Camille Cote will review Good Ol’ Girls by Paul Ferguson.
Our blogger (who normally sets up these posts) has been out for her wisdom teeth, so apologies for the lateness of this review!
It is obscure musical Friday again! This week, we bring you Good Ol’ Girls written and adapted by Paul Ferguson. To be perfectly honest, I could not find extensive information on the musical itself, but the songs have that slight old style country flair and plenty of female harmonies, so how could I not be a fan?! The songs are written by various Nashville-based writers including Matraca Berg and Marshall Chapman. These writers wrote songs for musicians such as The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, and Jimmy Buffett, and you can tell. The slogan of the musical is “come for the music, stay for the stories.” However, truly, I would go for the music. It is full of beautiful harmonies, and truly, it is just full of bops. I have long been a country music hater (sorry to the 5 of you I have deeply offended) but all of a sudden all my favorite musicals have a country flair and I have to admit it, so even if you think this may not be for you, give it a try!
Come by the Music Library to check out this album! If you like it, we suggest other country-tinged musicals like Bright Star, Das Barbecu, and King of Hearts, along with country albums like The Dixie Chicks’ Fly.