Sandy Sasso – Sandyland

SANDY SASSO has been one of the best vocalists on the New Jersey scene for many years. She has a new album out titled Sandyland (Charlie Boy Records – 003), and it is sure to win an even wider audience for her. The choice of material is interesting and eclectic. It is not often that you hear Gilbert &...

KAT EDMONDSON

Kat Edmonson may be a young jazz singer, but she is already a confident interpreter of song. Her debut album, “Take to the Sky,” brims with originality. But first her pipes. It is tempting to compare her to other young chanteuses like Madeleine Peyroux, but Edmonson, who lives in Austin, Texas,...

KATHRYN WILLIAMS, THE QUICKENING

BBC Review “A soft soul with hard edges, who shows us how quietness can resound so loudly.” Jude Rogers 2010-02-22 Ever since 2000’s Mercury-nominated Little Black Numbers, Kathryn Williams has remained one of Britain’s best, most surprising, and uncompromising singer-songwriters. Her songs are...

John Grant, The Queen of Denmark

One time vocalist with criminally underrated The Czars John Grant had all but given up on the notion of being a musician before he was convinced by Midlake to get back into the studio. Not content with producing one of the albums of this year themselves (The Courage of Others), Midlake offered their services...

Al Stewart, Uncorked (Live With Dave Nachmanoff)

Al Stewart’s first all-acoustic live recording since 1992’s Rhymes In Rooms is a little like reconnecting with an old friend. Although not entirely unexpected, it’s still a welcome reminder of just how fine a talent the one-time “Year Of The Cat” hit-maker really is. Especially...

Josh Rouse, El Turista

Tourists get a bum rap. They’re loud, invasive and wear ugly clothes — at least according to caricature. Cultural tourists endure an even worse rep. They’re exploitive, clueless and downright racist — if only to purists who look askance at anyone who dares annex the art of a land other than...

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