Over The World Below may be the first full-length album from Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends, but the journey behind it's Appalachian-tinged Americana is as engaging as the music itself. A native of tiny Catawba, N.C., Stewart tried out life in Sweden and Seattle after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill only to feel the pull of her home state. Returning to the Triangle, she emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and a passion for the roots music of her youth that had never truly left. With the Boyfriends' clean instrumentation setting the scene, Stewart's distinct voice conveys these stories with considerable grace. At once youthful and wise, her timbre recalls the genre's legendary sirens while maintaining a confidently modern sound. #### quot;Stewart as grown her sound, reaching beyond the lonely grit of mountain tunes to a more grounded Americana feel.quot; - Ashley Metzler, The Independent Weekly (June 19, 2013) quot;With a voice as cool as mountain water over mossy logs and as comforting as a tended fire, North Carolina native Stewart hearkens Gillian Welch, Patsy Cline and the classic ladies of country and Americana with soothing melodies, warm guitars and twinkling mandolins and banjos.quot; - Anna Chandler, Savannah Morning Times (June 6, 2013) quot;Durham songwriter Steph Stewart taps into Americana roots...quot; -Edwin Arnaudin, The Asheville Citizen Times (March 28, 2013) quot;Her best songs feel like updates to tunes Harry Smith might've collected... direct and unflinching tales of reality.quot; - Grayson Currin, Independent Weekly (Jan 02, 2013) quot;Steph Stewart's plaintive vocals conjure up country greats like Loretta Lynn and Emmylou Harris, but with a subtler, more modern touch.quot; - Elizabeth Pandolfi, Charleston City Paper (Dec 19, 2012) quot;Steph Stewart could follow Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt as the next great female voice in alt-country.quot; - Ryan Snyder, Yes! Weekly (May 09, 2012) released 21 June 2013
  • Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends - Over the World Below [CD]
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Publication Date20130621
Publisher ImprintAudio & Video Labs, Inc

Over the World Below

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