Sounds Like: Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin
Label: Tree O Records, Tree O Records Inc.
Bio: Boston roots and cowboy boots are a fitting way to begin the introduction to Americana singer-‐songwriter Juliet Simmons Dinallo and her band the Lonesome Romeos. No Regrets, their debut album released in January 2013 on Nashville-‐based Tree O Records, marks the emergence of yet another great ...See Full Bio
“Its combination of grit and equanimity makes Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos’ No Regrets an assured full-length debut — the record skirts Americana, but it’s more formally acute than the genre’s usual country-rock pastiches. North Carolina native Juliet Simmons Dinallo sings in a soulful alt-country voice on such originals as “Narcissus,” and her songs — most written with guitarist Michael A. Gray — breathe life into time-honored tropes of individualism and constraint. The Boston band benefits from the production of Ducky Carlisle and Michael Dinallo, who add chiming guitars and accordion to the mix. At its best, No Regrets suggests the influence of Southern-style power pop — with its nervous, Beatles-esque chord changes, “Last Kiss” could almost be an outtake from The dB’s Like This. Juliet’s songs are as tough as her vocals: “Goodbye to you / I deflect all those daggers that you self-project,” she sings on the title track, and you believe her.”