Hailing from Nashville via Niagara Falls in Ontario, Angela Siracusa is an emerging new country voice, with the Indie-produced Mov'n On her debut release.
This CD is interesting from the perspective the material is all composed by Siracusa, with the lyrics penned by Desiree Corso. The pair work together well.
Now Siracusa calls herself a country performer, and that makes sense if you are going to base in Nashville, although I'm not sure how truly country some of this material is.
The lead cut Still Standing has an almost jazz feel.
Don't Tell Me, has pop, or stage elements, and while it shows Siracusa has a great voice, you are left wondering if it is a voice which can reach farther than Nashville country.
I will credit Siracusa with avoiding the current cookie-cutter country malaise which seems to permeate the business of late. This material goes a step, or two farther musically, and vocally.
I really like Siracusa's voice, although I'd like to see her do a jazz album. That said, this gal can go a long way if she can be allowed to grow as a performer, without having to conform to the norm to get the radio break most performers are chasing when they move to Nashville.
As it stands, if this was what country was all about, it would jump up my list of musical interests. This is darned good stuff for country in this millennium. Nice job girl.
Check her out at www.angelasiracusa.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Feb. 13, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada