US - South Carolina - Full Moon 154 - 04/09/09
Red Beet Records
Fayssoux McLean has been around a while and on this album she's helped by the lovely Emmylou Harris and others. The music's in an Americana style mostly,
but with its own rich flavor. The title song has divine harmony vocals by Harris, and Fayssoux's lead is equally deft. The carefully written song has a marvelous
chorus. Rodney Crowell's "California Earthquake" gets a good reading, Fayssoux at the height of her ability, singing her heart out. She appears to be adept
at taking other's songs and making them her own. "Bugler" gets on of the singer's finest vocals and some of the bands' best playing. "Miss the Mississippi and
You" is beautifully rendered with silvery sweet vocals and a bittersweet feeling captured well. This is a great little album.
Copyright © 2009 Anna Maria Stjärnell