REVIEW: Megan Lacy’s “Salvation” is Like a Spring Songbird

What a clear and beautiful voice is heard across each of these five, largely unadorned, too-short originals. Clarity of sound – delivered fresh, like a spring songbird welcoming a rainy morning – making you wonder why this is the first time we’ve heard Megan Lacy’s voice long before this debut. Originally in a band called […]

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REVIEW: The Innocence Mission “See You Tomorrow” Reinforces Their Close Human Connection

The Innocence Mission: See You Tomorrow (Thérèse Records) is Music As Medicine In a career spanning more than 30 years – beginning with the release of ‘89s The Innocence Mission for Quiet Corner – they’ve owned a musical category all to themselves. It might begin and end with the ethereal, heart-melting, other-worldly vocals of Karen Peris – a […]

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REVIEW: The Burnt Pines Album is Strong Debut with Gentle Guitar

The Burnt Pines: The Burnt Pines (Adraela Records) The initial track of this strong debut opens with delicately-picked acoustic guitar, adding soft harmonies for an effect not unlike that of gently falling snow. Mix in rudimentary percussion, piano, melodica and the distinctive lead vocals of Danish-born Kris Skovmand. Together, the band gradually swells “Diamonds” – a […]

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