Texas-born Rosie Flores earned her nickname “the Rockabilly Filly” years ago with her fiery pipes and cowgirl punk style.
Now, those same assets make her the Girl of the Century, the name of her latest and greatest album, recorded with the Chicago-based Pine Valley Cosmonauts.
The record opens with a “do-right or else” warning in Chauffeur before charging full-throttle into This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’.
Little Bells, the first of two duets with Jon Langford is a perfect honky-tonk tune for grabbing a loved one or neighbor and making a trip around the dance floor before settling down with a beer for the heartbreak of Last Song and Dark Enough at Midnight.
A Patricia Vonne co-write (This Cat’s in the Doghouse), a nod to the Man in Black (Get Rhythm) and some soulful longing (Halfway Home) keep the music flowing. The album is capped with the title track, a beautiful, soaring ballad.
And featuring Pat Brennan on piano, John Rice on strings, Tom Ray (Neko Case, Devil in a Woodpile) on bass and Joe Carmarillo (Waco Brothers, Dollar Store) on drums along with Jon Langford and Rosie on guitars, Girl rests on some solid musical foundations with about a century’s worth of Americana roots experience between the band.