All American

When Margo Price came through town last year, the Austin Music Minute very bluntly put the facts out: Before her musical career, Price had been to hell and back, and lived to tell the tale on her debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, with all of life’s heartaches and crushing blows that make one stronger laid out in Price’s no-nonsense style. Traditional country with a modern voice. This ain’t no shrinkin’ violet. There’s a survivor here who’s not backing down.

Price’s second album, All American Made, shines on with that wonderful outspokenness, real country with an unapologetic, uncensored voice tackling social issues. ‘Tis true that Price holds classic country roots close to heart, but she mixes it up with gospel and soul sounds to keep it ultra-real. Less revivalist, more renegade.

Tip o’ the hat to Price, who performs tonight at Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. Doors open at 7 p.m., and Paul Cauthen starts the evening out at 8 p.m. Recommended.

-Photography by Gabriel C. Pérez for KUTX, Studio 1A.

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