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coverpic flag Canada - Full Moon 184 - 09/12/11

Carmen Townsend
Watin' and Seein'

Carmen Townsend has a powerful, rockin' sound on this CD. She also has a strong, supple voice that goes well with her music.

Opener "River Rat" is a blistering song with some great playing. "Hands and Mouths" sees her reaching and effective rockin' mood and delivers a vocal that recalls a woman truly in control of her destiny. "Start all over" is slower paced but still packs a punch stronger than others would in a slower song. It's Townsend's vocals that make all the difference. She's just that expressive and strong.

"All that was left" is a ballad that sees her sound like a female Jeff Buckley with an expressive lead vocal set to a memorable tune. It's a great record all told.

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