In a whirlwind week of reviews, we’re diving into The Mastersons’ Good Luck Charm, a southern folk expedition in songwriting.
The Mastersons are a husband and wife duo from Brooklyn, New York. This current residence was somewhat surprising to me, because without context, I’d be inclined to imagine them living in Tennessee and regularly performing at the Grand Ole Opry. I would classify their music as country with rich southern folk influences. As it turns out, the duo (Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore) were both born in Texas, so their southern sound makes total sense.
I’ve really enjoyed their newest album, Good Luck Charm. As you can imagine, it sports a country sound and features many of the instruments you’d expect from that genre of music. But the Mastersons deserve great credit for their work. Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore compliment each other the way you’d expect a married duo to. At times Chris takes the lead vocals, at other times Eleanor does it. In either scenario, the lead is backed by the other to form a perfectly blended voice.
I don’t have a bad thing to say about Good Luck Charm, and I’m eager to hear what The Mastersons do next. You can get to know The Mastersons at their website.