The Vogts Sisters who are actually sisters recently released an exceptional album entitled My Own Dixie. Maggie Vogts (acoustic guitar, fiddle, harmony vocals) and Abigail Vogts (acoustic guitar, mandolin, main vocals) have a surplus of talent that is immediately recognizable amongst the Americana/folk/country songs they play. The album is perfectly engineered which only adds to the warm, comforting tones that emanate from My Own Dixie.
The album has a great flow from beginning to end. Some of the songs bounce with a jovial spirit such as “Southern Summer” while others bask in contemplative nostalgia such as “Guitar Man.” I encourage you to just hit play and let the songs come at you one after another as they were intended.
The vocal harmonies between the sisters are fantastic time and time again. Each sister has a good voice when singing solo but magic happens when they combine which they luckily do quite often. Just take a listen to the very first song “Lost Highway” to get an idea of what I’m talking about. It also doesn't hurt that the organic strings are a pleasure to listen to all by themselves.
Some of the tracks such as “New- Heeled Boots” are infectious single worthy songs you wouldn't be surprised to hear on the radio. Only the most cynical and jaded of individuals wouldn’t enjoy the good vibes and feeling this song puts out.
My Own Dixie doesn't only have a good flow but is incredibly consistent when it comes to quality. It was hard for me to pick out clear highlights because each song seemed to be better then the next. Songs such “Wrong” and “Ray Leon” are lyrically rich songs with immense repeat value.
Overall, My Own Dixie contains little if any flaws. Everything about this album is well done throughout and emotionally resonant. The musicianship is hard to ignore and therefore I can give this album a very high recommendation.
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