Friday, April 16, 2021

Bella White - Just Like Leaving

We like to think we always bring you the best music out there without missing anything truly great, but then we miss someone like Bella White and our ego is brought right back down. The Calgary born/currently residing in Nashville artist released Just Like Leaving way back in September. I saw Club Passim post about her taking part in one of their workshops last week, and I thought I'd check her music out. Once you listen to her album, you'll be thrilled I did. I'm going to have to mention that she's only twenty years old, which somehow feels important in the context of how great this is. Just Like Leaving is nine traditional bluegrass songs with just the slightest touch of modern folk thrown in. It's filled with these brilliant songs that are both classic and current at the same time. White is the rare artist with a captivating, powerful voice that doesn't let it take over the songs completely. It's definitely the focus, but her vocals and the instrumentation complement each other superbly. If we had discovered this album when it first came out, it's almost guaranteed that it would have been a strong contender for both of our best of 2020 lists.

You can watch the video for "The Hand Of Your Raising" below. Just Like Leaving is currently available on Bella White's Bandcamp. For more on Bella White, check out the artist's website.

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