Pasadena Weekly

Heads-up to Toni Price and Bonnie Raitt fans: There’s a touch of both those earthy stylists as well as Janis Joplin in this Canadian singer’s gutsy vocal style throughout a winningly arranged set of soulful covers drawn mostly from the 1970s songbooks of The Band, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young. Standouts include Tom Ghent’s Memphis horn-drenched “Whiskey, Whiskey” and Booker T. & Priscilla Jones’ “My Crew” (both recorded by Rita Coolidge), a swampy romp through Gentry’s “Fancy” and heart-rending reading of Tom Russell’s “Blue Wing.” Blackhenmusic.com

 

Year: 
2014