Cortney Tidwell – “17 Horses”

“17 Horses” off of Cortney Tidwell‘s second album Boys is a constant build up, pushing you back while you patiently await for the inevitable shock and/or punch to the chest. All the while she skips around, her vocals dance like a boiling pot of honey, both with matching sweetness. Tidwell’s Bjork-like intensity shines on “17 Horses”. Finally, around a minute and a half in, a very fitting My Morning Jacket tirade a la “Gideon” off of their album Z throws you out of your chair. By fitting I mean of course the collaboration on a track with Jim James from MMJ, credited as Being Crosby. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee – home of the Grand ‘Ol Opry –  I challenge you to make any comparison you can think of. Location aside, Tidwell sets fire to your insides and there’s not a glass of milk in site. This song is a crash coarse explosion with wailing intensity. Boys is an album worth your while.

Brad Tilbe About Brad Tilbe

I am 35 years old. I was born and raised in Central New York. I currently reside in Seattle, WA.