Ain't Got No Troubles by Eden Brent
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Released by Yellow Dog
Available in Audio CD format
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As the crow flies, Greenville, MS and New Orleans are just 300 miles apart. But when pianist Eden Brent traveled from her hometown to record 'Ain't Got No Troubles,' she eschewed the interstate for meandering country highways that parallel the Mississippi River's route. The circuitous road trip ended at New Orleans' Piety Street, where she recorded with producer Colin Linden in a quest to further broaden her sound: working with bassist George Porter, Jr., she and Linden injected her gritty, rootsy music with spicy elements that earmark the unmistakable Crescent City sound. Brent penned eight of the album's twelve tracks, exhibiting a keen sense of clever wordplay - the juke joint jumper "In Love With Your Wallet" is filled with wry observation, while the vaudeville throwback "My Man" is peppered with double entendre. But there's also considerable nuance: the intimacy of "If I Can't", the after-hours anguish of "Blues All Over," and the soulful, heartbreaking ballad "Leave Me Alone."