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Crystal Yates - "Silverado Signature Songwriter Series Vol. 2"

Following up on January's release of Volume 1 of their Signature Songwriter Series, May 12th saw Silverado Records release Volume 2 of the series, this time featuring Crystal Yates. The five song EP is unfortunately ultimately a little frustrating as there are glimmers of a compelling talent throughout but it falls short of what it could be.

Raining In Amarillo is without a doubt the strongest track in the release. The combination of influences from blues and traditional country is, for the most part, very successful however Crystal's tone does unfortunately feel a little strained as the track builds which takes away from the soft, soulful atmosphere that is built at the start of the song. Whilst that - alongside the fact that the lyrics feel a little repetitive after a while - takes the shine off the overall track, Raining In Amarillo is still a strong song at it's core and offers an intriguing insight into Crystal's distinctive tone.

Cementing the idea that Crystal i…

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