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Balms of Gilead

by Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers

Blues, soulful songwriting from a Mpls gem!
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 3200 Mile
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
4:37 $1.00
2. Tugboat
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
4:16 $1.00
3. Balms of Gilead
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
3:05 $1.00
4. Heart of Defiance
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
2:52 $1.00
5. Let's Pretend We Never Have Met
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
2:47 $1.00
6. Sault Saint Marie Revisited
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
3:12 $1.00
7. All of the Secrets
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
5:34 $1.00
8. Soul of a Man
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
3:33 $1.00
9. Wooden Boxes
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
5:08 $1.00
10. Monkey With a Tamborine
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
3:25 $1.00
11. Hang Yer Head
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
3:52 $1.00
12. Balms of Gilead: Slight Return
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
3:08 $1.00
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Band Press
Nyes – Star tribune/Tim Cambell

Capsule review: Nye’s polka bar is like that scruffy uncle who spikes the punch at family gatherings. While the fancy-schmancy Polonaise Room next door is a magnet for all of those out-of-town gawkers who anointed it America’s Best Bar in Esquire magazine, it’s this beer-and-a-shot dive bar — shoehorned in on the corner — that feels more like home on a bleak midwinter night a couple days before payday, when there’s little but lint in your pockets. Every Wednesday you can drown your sorrows with charming/tough rootsy rocker Maher, whose album “Balms of Gilead” was one of the best local discs of 2007. Tim Campbell
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Review of Balms of Gilead – The Onion

As a songwriter, Maher brings a fine feeling of restlessness to tunes like "3200 Miles" and also wonderfully puts a personal stamp on Blind Willie Johnson's "Soul of A Man," making wholly her own.
All hail the new honky-tonk heroine – Jim Walsh - City Pages

Maher's got a lived-in voice whose weariness is bouyed by a fierce underlying ambition and an obvious love of music and people.

Maher steps out from the pack of Americana/alt-country songwriters – Chris Riemenchneider - Star Tribune

With this month's release of her second record, "Balms of Gilead," Maher steps out from the pack of Americana/alt-country songwriters in the Twin Cities. Never mind that she already stood out by being a woman with a previously all-male band in a mostly male-dominated genre.

As the album title suggests, "Balms" is awash in healing-powered songs and desert-y soundscapes. Lucinda Williams is the most obvious comparison it deserves, especially with wounded-poet songs such as "Let's Pretend We Never Have Met." But the disc's many different moods also show traces of Daniel Lanois-produced Bob Dylan and the Latin-ish acoustic work of Calexico and Los Lobos.

Like Bonnie Raitt, Maher clearly can play guitar but seems more focused on being a singer/songwriter.
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Sets them apart from other artists. – James "Taco" Martin - E Company

"Molly Maher and her Disbelievers command the stage with their rootsy charm but it's their ability to perform haunting low-fi ballads and whip them into full blown rockin' epics that sets them apart from other artists."
Review of Balms of Gilead – John Ellen

Dusty hot lonely summer night kind of record.
Review of Balms of Gilead – Dan Israel

"3200 Miles" and "Tugboat" from this forthcoming CD showcase Maher's soulful voice and guitar playing on rootsy blues numbers and hypnotic ballads alike. A rich collection of heartfelt tunes.



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