Female honky-grass duo, the Elly Maze has released their self titled album of slightly-scuffed, never fussed over heartfelt renditions. This high quality/low production project captures the band's signature sound. Johnna Maze's Ozark style mandolin and vocal harmonies compliment Loretta Vinson's soul-clutching vocals, rhythm guitar and double bass.Influences are abundant, from the Carters and Stanleys to Gram and Joni.There's something here for everyone. The Elly Maze'self-produced disc offers five splendid originals and six diverse covers from heroes like Harland Howard,Tom Petty, George Harrison and Marshall Chapman. This album contains magical, live spontaneity that can only be heard in 1 or 2-take recordings. This is the good stuff.... simple and soulful... The real deal. 'Loretta Vinson has a very distinctive voice, and combined with the tight vocal harmonies of Johnna Maze, these ladies have put together their own unique sound. Very distinctive and well produced.' Jerry Paul, Acoustica Magazine 'Especially delightful.' Scott Hall, The Zone 'They play the music I hear inside my head.' John Wise, Wise Sound.