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Court Yard Hounds

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After releasing their self-titled debut, Court Yard Hounds, to much critical acclaim, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire are at it again. They will release their highly anticipated follow up album Amelita on July 16th on Columbia Records.

Containing 11 new tracks, Robison and Maguire took a different approach with Amelita than their debut album in 2010. This album contains a new ... Read more in Amazon's Court Yard Hounds Store

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  • Audio CD (May 4, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: May 4, 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B0037W6O1W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,927 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of The Dixie Chicks are releasing new music under the moniker Court Yard Hounds.
The Court Yard Hounds profoundly evocative songs tell stories woven into melodies that are both individual and universal. Robison is the lead vocalist and primary writer on most of the tracks, although Maguire takes over the lead on her own solo composition, Gracefully. The new music spans sounds of folk, country, rock and Americana and includes a collaboration with Jakob Dylan on See You in the Spring, the wry tale of a couple from the northernmost and southernmost parts of the country who find their biggest obstacle is climatic.

Texas also asserts itself more contentedly in The Coast, which celebrates neither the east nor west but south coast, and Skyline, which was inspired by the view of San Antonio from Robison s loft. Faster paced songs range from the self-doubting levity of Then Again to the fiery outrage of Ain t No Son, a song about an angry, disapproving father. Fairytale speaks to romantic enchantment, while there s no happily-ever-after in sight in the breakup songs April s Love and It Didn t Make a Sound.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Release The Hounds! May 7, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Content for several years with being in the background while the often fiery and feisty Natalie Maines was their lead vocalist, sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, having achieved a lot with Natalie as the Dixie Chicks, decided to do their own musical side project under a different moniker while Natalie decided to take time off from music following the Chicks' Grammy wins in 2007, and the controversies over Nat's Bushwhacking comments in London during the previous four years. So here Emily and Martie come into the mix as the Court Yard Hounds. And although it may be missing the intensity and the snarl that Nat bought to the Chicks, there is just as much bite as there is bark in these Hounds.

For one thing, having really grown well beyond what the Nashville or even mainstream Texas establishments pegged them as with the Chicks' TAKING THE LONG WAY, Emily and Martie have carried that album's songwriting style over onto this duo project, where breezy songs like "The Coast" and "Delight (Something New Under The Sun)" alternate with rootsy country-rock songs like "I Miss You" and "Fairytale", and rather stinging social commentary, the latter in the form of "Ain't No Son", which is a fiery attack against the redneck notion that homosexuals are inferior to everybody else. One would also be remiss in not mentioning the fact that their instrumental abilities make them rather peerless in a genre where independent women are still an anomaly, Martie doing her fine fiddle and mandolin work (and even lead vocal on her own composition "Gracefully"; the other songs being written by Emily, who does the lead singing on the rest of the album, and sounds, unintentionally, like Sheryl Crow), and Emily working things out on guitar, banjo, dobro and other sundry stringed instruments.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars These HOUNDS Will Have You Howling! August 2, 2010
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Having never been a really big fan of the Dixie Chicks, I only picked up 2006's TAKING THE LONG WAY for two reasons...first, I thought the pairing of the group with producer Rick Rubin was an interesting one. Second, I felt I needed to support a group who took SO much heat (I mean, c'mon, DEATH THREATS?!?) just for voicing their opinions. The fact that I loved the album as much as I did was just a pleasant added bonus.
I was just as intrigued (and equally pleased!) when I read about sisters Emily Robison and Martie Mcguire's side project, COURT YARD HOUNDS. This infectious amalgamation should get under the skin ~ and stay there! ~ of anyone who loves pop, rock, country, bluegrass, Americana and, especially, Sheryl Crow.
Things open on a gentle, relaxed note with the subdued, albeit sublime, "Skyline." Anchored by an arrangement that literally floats out of the speakers, Robison's lead vocal is delicate, yet steely. Toss in some bittersweet lyrics ("What am I doin' here/In such a lonely place?/Birds fly below/I'm high up in my cage") and you have a powerhouse of an album opener.
"The Coast" is one of my favorite cuts off of CYH....there's just an exuberant joyfulness to the track that wins you over right from the first listen. Robison's lead vocal simply soars, while the arrangement bops along at a finger-popping gait. This track is pop music at it's finest, sheer aural perfection....and a WHOLE lot of fun!
There's a smooth, easy-going give and take vibe to "Delight (Something New Under The Sun)." When things amp up for the chorus, well, it feels natural and real. There's an overall ebb and flow to the cut that's just mesmerizing...by the time you get to that bridge...WOW! One of the disc's nicest moments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like catching up with a really good friend. May 13, 2010
By Nicole
Format:Audio CD
I hadn't actually heard about this album and was shocked when I stopped in for my morning coffee at my local Starbucks and saw 2/3 of the Dixie Chicks staring back at me. I'm a big fan, so I bought it (which cost me 10 dollars more than if I had bought it on Amazon!) Despite the sting of overpayment, this a great collection. It is different than the Chicks music. Both styles are great, but this album feels more mature musically. I can relate to the lyrics like they came from my own heart. If you are a woman who is no longer a child, this music will speak to you. The songs are about love and loss and family and that's pretty universal stuff.

Listening to the Court Yard Hounds feels like catching up with a really good friend over a great glass of wine.

Well done ladies and thank you for not giving up.
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3.0 out of 5 stars just average without Natalie April 20, 2011
By chercat
Format:Audio CD
I listened to this CD and it is decent . The sisters are good musicians and I especially love their violin playing on the cd,
But I have to say , that I really ,really miss natalie Maines superlative voice . Huge Natalie fan as I think she has one of the best female voices of the century .

I love the Dixie Chicks and hope there will be more albums by the three of them- I did read today that the CYH are in the studio collaborating on their second Cd so it does not look like Natalie is still in the picture - what a loss ! The Chicks were magic and had an amazing sound . I have to think that the sisters were advised to think of their own careers first - maybe they did not agree with Natalie's statements , but I admire her for her courage and taking a stand , personally , and of course I agree with her that the war is immoral and I applaud her for use of freedom of speech .

I did nto mean to make a political commentary here but I guess I just got off track and worked up a bit - the music is just lacking "IT" without the real lead singer that should be there .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good vibes
Published 3 months ago by C. A. Barnes-whittaker
4.0 out of 5 stars Go CYH
they have picked up the class of dixies and thank heavens they kept recording and continued the good work. more please/
Published 3 months ago by russell trotter
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so crazy about this
I took a chance on this CD and really am sorry I did. I mainly purchased it because of the duet with Bob Dylan's son -- guess I should have purchased only that song. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ReadWithJoy
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Modern Country
Great music from 2/3 dixie chicks.Very DC modern sound. But Then again the single is the best track on it.
Published 6 months ago by Re-Cycler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songwriting
It takes more than one listen to for me to know if I like the album or not. Court yard hounds has more cutting grit in it then it's sister album Amelita. Read more
Published 8 months ago by hvacdad1
5.0 out of 5 stars dixie again
Well , they are just as good without natalie, and maybe even better. The talent of these two sisters is incredible
Published 8 months ago by K butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Another great CD by two members of the Dixie Chicks. They are also touring, so do yourself a favor and get a ticket when they come to your area.
Published 9 months ago by Robert A. Nelson
1.0 out of 5 stars Not so good
I listened to it a few times and didn't really like it. I guess I'm still into Dixie Chicks, which this album is not.
Published 9 months ago by Henri Paul Talisker
5.0 out of 5 stars They're back!
This is music that touches and has meaning, music to get lost in. Music for your soul or heartstrings.Take time to sit and listen and absorb.
Published 12 months ago by Margaret Wiltsey
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I was very disappointed in this CD. It sounded like the songs were just thrown together with out much thought. I have many Dixie Chicks CD so my expectations were high. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Margaret Bryson
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a shining light ahead in 2010
Thanks for the info...I'm also looking forward to this albums release.
Apr 18, 2010 by John Crotty |  See all 3 posts
Fans of the CYH, get this at Target and get bonus songs and dvd!!!
Just got it...the 2 bonus songs are on the CD...and the 30-minute making of the record on DVD...I so bought it...just happy it didn't sell out quick.
May 4, 2010 by Larry Davis |  See all 10 posts
they screwed the pooch
Nobody gives a crap what you think. And just so you know they'll always be country. She was an honest person voicing her opinions. Bush sucked anyways.
Dec 12, 2010 by FromABuick6 |  See all 6 posts
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