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CD REVIEW: Adrienne Jones - Talking River
By Ben Ohmart - 05/21/2007 - 10:34 AM EDT

Artist: Adrienne Jones
Genre: Folk
CD Review:
A pleasant acoustic album that's highly personal. Feels like you're reading a diary by way of music. The first song is just beautiful, especially the musical arrangement of guitar and cello which is quite professional and full sounding. 'the woods behind your house are in love with talking river / they're crooning under the blanket of night / and in one another's favor we hold hands across the table / and I sing in many voices of the shadows and light.' Read some Walden while listening to this and you'll find a kind of cultured peace that would be hard to duplicate.

'I Would Know You Anywhere' is like a female Crosby, Stills and Nash song, with soft beautiful harmonies blending among the lite music. Very fine recording.

And don't forget the perfect moral of 'Uninvited Ghost/Morrison's Jig' that says 'I don't spook easy any more / not afraid of the robber at my door / people say you can be too strong / that alone is lonely, but they're wrong.'

So good I'm surprised it's indie. So if you like soft music, that shakes it up a little with guitars, tin whistles, violin and other assorted goodies, then this is yours. Please support this artist. She is Awfully good.

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