Music Review: “Mama Let the Wolf In” by Allison Moorer



“Mama Let the Wolf In”

From Allison Moorer’s Down to Believing


Liner notes: Allison Moorer sheds her honeyed country twang on a nasty swamp-rock rave-up inspired by her son’s autism diagnosis, shouting, “I’d do anything to take your place.”

Behind the music: Moorer gets personal throughout the album, addressing the end of her marriage to Steve Earle in the title track and pondering her bond with sister Shelby Lynne on “Blood.”

Check it out if you like: Musical storytellers like Emmylou Harris and Kacey Musgraves.


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