Long Lost Ghosts, by Emily Hurd

September 18, 2012

Working with producer John Abbey (who has played with Daniel Lanois and Ray Davies), Emily Hurd turns in a soulful, tender album that recalls the best of Lucinda Williams and Shawn Colvin. “A Lot Like” gallops with high, lonesome instrumentation and an entrancing piano part, while the ballad “Irreparably Yours” celebrates a fierce love that liberates: “You broke my heart in a nice way / You broke the spell that weighed me down.”