Under the Rushes
Under The Rushes is an 'excellent example of song craftsmanship. Ms. Beasley's CD has a cast that's a who's-who of the Music City alt-country scene, including Chuck Mead, Elizabeth Cook, Kenny Vaughan, Tim Carroll and Bob Britt. On it's title tune, her languid vocal spins a tale of small-town romance, pregnancy and betrayal. Highly recommended.' Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine Under The Rushes 'should be on the radar of the Nashville recording community, if only so they can pillage it for wildly successful cover versions as they do (or once did) with new releases from Bruce Robison and Radney Foster. At her best, Beasley is that caliber of writer. Here Nashville, I'll do some of the work for you: resilient Texas rocker "Heart Like a Wound" belongs on Miranda Lambert's next album, and "The Little Things" is a classic Pam Tillis torch song. Oh, and if Beasley doesn't have a hit with the title track, some other Americana chanteuse probably could. An indie album on which I can recommend at least half the tracks is a rarity, so you can bet that checking out Beasley's previous album, Good Samaritan, just got added to my musical to-do list.' C.M. Wilcox - Country California 'Donna Beasley is a rare pure contemporary extension of the musical legacy of Appalachia. There's a dark ruby in her voice, and the forlorn perspective of hope in the face of oppression in her pen.' ----Elizabeth Cook, Americana Artist/Radio Personality.