Jamison Road is a trio featuring Jennifer DePalma (vocals), Brent Duersch (guitar) and Laurie Heltsley (bass / backing vocals) and ‘Let It Rain’ is their second album. It was released Aug, 2014 on the Sojourn label in the USA. The album was recorded in Nashville with Larry Beaird at the desk and with some of the top Nashville session players including Dan Dugmore and Eddie Buyers.
Jamison Road is a country act that like to rock. This is no doubt honed by their touring schedule around the Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky area. Their sound is very impressive, the songs benefit from a solid bottom end that routes the songs but allows them to breath at the same time. Guitarist Duersch is a good player and isn’t afraid to shred, tastefully, on occasion. Singer DePalma has a strong powerful voice while the third member of the band Laurie Heltsey adds some nice backing vocals to the mix that blend perfectly with DePalma.
Infectious album opener ‘Already Gone’ sets the scene with a rock solid groove and melodic guitar break while ‘Broken’ with its plaintive steel guitar, impassioned vocal and subtle harmonies is another winner. To be honest it’s difficult to pick out tracks as the material and delivery is very strong but the title track ‘Let It Rain’ with an upfront bass track and underlying guitar lines is superb. ‘Better Off’ rocks with an impressive solo and ‘Go It Alone’ is pretty much perfect, another stunning vocal from DePalma rides atop some quite lovely guitar textures, more trademark harmonies and the lead guitar has room to breathe on the extended out
Jamison Road has every right be very proud of their sophomore album. If you like your country with a rock edge this comes highly recommended.