Song of the Day #2,602: ‘The Weight of the Load’ – Ashley Monroe

ashley_monroe_bladeThis hasn’t been a great year for new releases, at least not so far. Upcoming albums from Ben Folds, Lana Del Rey, Adele and Rihanna might change that, or they might be too little too late.

At least one recent release, Ashley Monroe’s The Blade, has been a delightful standout.

I discovered Monroe as one third of Pistol Annies and really enjoyed her 2013 album Like a Rose, but The Blade puts her on a whole new level.

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