Cordy Lavery Cordless (Flak Records) Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Fri., Sept. 7, 2018 print write a letter Utley3's two full-lengths, No More, No Less (2013) and While You're Down There (2015), bridged power-pop and singer-songwriter balladry. The balance tips toward the latter with leader Cordy Lavery's first, Cris Burns-produced solo disc. Lavery calls Cordless "tearjerkers and breakup songs," its download including Kleenex. Catch-in-throat Appalachian opener "You Won't Be Coming Back" and midset folk fist "Go" work out serious romantic angst. Along the way, her fingerpicked guitar and vulnerable alto are accompanied by mandolin ("In the Arms"), fiddle ("Love Will Find You"), and culminate with the downright desolate "What's Wrong With Us." Betty Elders' "Long Bed From Kenya" receives an authoritative reading, and "Eartha Kitty" provides light at the end of the tunnel. Aching and beautiful, Cordless cuts deep. ” - Tim Stegall

Austin Chronicle

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Well then.

   "Cordless" made the list of 2018's Top Selling Texas LP's in Texas Record Stores. A big thank you is in order to Antone's Record Shop for their above and beyond support of independent artists. It's also the coolest place to spend a rainy day or Sunday afternoon. And if you don't already have a copy of "Cordless", what are you waiting for?

Check out the full list here:
 https://gov.texas.gov/music/post/2018s-top-selling-texas-lps-in-texas-record-stores

Big thanks to the Texas Music Office (especially Steve Ray) for placing value on the music created here with their support. 

 

I'm currently finishing up the next UTLEY3 record with Shannon and Steve at Gallo Sonido Studio in beautiful Utley, Texas, then on to more acoustic material. Stay tuned!

 


 

 

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NEWS

 "What's Wrong With Us" was released as a single November 5th- add it to your Spotify playlist!

 

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