Small Town Heroes
Label: Ato Records
Alynda Lee Segarra may have grown up in the Bronx and come of age in the Lower East Side, but if her arrangements and lyrics are to be believed, her heart is in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Louisiana's been on her mind. Much like Rosanne Cash's The River and the Thread, this is Americana in the most open sense of the term. Representative track "Small Town Heroes" is an account of love, dependency, alienation and late-night subway rides "from the Boogie Down to Bowling Green" that will appeal to fans of artists as mainstream as Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves.