Caitlin Rose

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Caitlin Rose

Own Side Now (Theory 8)

Caitlin Rose is from the side of Nashville, Tenn., that gave us Lambchop and Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub – the side where the roots of country music are still treasured and utilized as a jumping-off point to address these restless times. While not quite as literary-minded, Rose possesses at 23 the same precocious talents as locals Sarah Jarosz and Sahara Smith, namely the ability to invoke universal thoughts with remarkable lucidity. She's also difficult to pigeonhole. "For the Rabbits," a string-laden weeper that updates Patsy Cline, is offset by the bright pop and fuzz guitar of "Shanghai Cigarettes," but the singer-songwriter also covers Fleetwood Mac's "That's Alright" in a way that's perky and smart. There's a soul side to Rose's muse typified by the smooth-as-Dusty Springfield title track. While it may occasionally get too precious for some ears, Own Side Now is a tantalizing debut. (Thu., 9pm, Swan Dive)

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