Now a quartet following the recent departure of longtime member Sonia Tetlow, Atlanta-based string band Roxie Watson has a new album out titled Try a Little Kindness.
The roots-focused band blends Appalachian traditions with a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility and lovely harmonies. All four members – Linda Bolley (acoustic & electric guitars, banjo), Lenny Lasater (bass), Becky Shaw (lap steel, harmonica, acoustic guitar) and Beth Wheeler (mandolin, ukulele) – are formidable musicians and vocalists, taking turns singing leads. While original songs are the group’s forte, the title track of this fourth album is a rendition of a song the late Glen Campbell scored a hit with in 1969.
Roxie Watson will play an album release show for Try a Little Kindness at the Buckhead Theatre on Saturday, August 19th.