Alabama Music Office.com goes to Flying Monkey Arts Center in Huntsville, Alabama to attend a performance by Pegi Young. The opening band was North Alabama's Barnstormers. Pegi is touring to support her new album.
Singer-songwriter Pegi Young's third release, Bracing For Impact, spotlights Pegi's beautifully spare and resonant vocals, world-weary and eloquent lyricism, and a hushed yet immediate emotional landscape. Bracing For Impact features Pegi and her acclaimed recording and touring band, The Survivors: legendary keyboardist Spooner Oldham, bassist Rick Rosas, guitarist Kevin Holly and drummer Phil Jones.
This album was produced by Pegi Young and The Survivors, with the exception of the final track, "Song For A Baby Girl," produced by Elliot Mazer.
Eight of the album's eleven songs are originals written by Pegi, with highlights including, "Flatline Mama" (featuring a horn section and background vocals by The Watson Twins) as well as "No Heart Beat Sound" and "Trouble In A Bottle."
Neil Young penned the rollicking "Doghouse" and contributes background vocals and harmonica on the track. Neil is also spotlighted on electric guitar during "Lie" and "Song For A Baby Girl." He adds harmonica to the late bluesman Tarheel Slim's tune, "Number 9 Train."
The group also covers "I Don't Want To Talk About It," a song by Crazy Horse's Danny Whitten that first appeared on that group's 1971 album.