Texan femme fatale Patricia Vonne has released her fifth studio album, Rattle My Cage.
The album cover should give you a pretty good idea of what you're in for. With the bombast of an '80s pop-rock diva (think Pat Benatar and Anne Wilson), Vonne owns the microphone. The album is a perfectly Texan pastiche of rock, blues, country, rockabilly, mariachi, and corridos (feel free to correct me -- I'm still learning my Mexican folk genres.) This time around, Vonne has collaborated with long-time heroes Alejandro Escovedo, Rosie Flores, and Doyle Bramhall.
Rattle My Cage is bombastic and glossy. It's alt-country in the sense that it would never make it in Top 40 country, but it should. This is not the roadhouse-sob-into-a-beer fare that is so often featured here. But it's worth stepping outside your comfort zone for something that is truly one-of-a-kind.
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