Thursday, June 19, 2008

Review -- LINDSEY WHITE -- This Is Now

THIS IS NOW
Lindsey White
Independent
6.5-out-of-10
Lindsey White is a Winnipeg-based musician, who hails herself as a folk rock/blues/punk performer, showing yet again how closely related different musical genres are, and how performers today work to mix and twist styles together.
Interestingly, on the opening cut here; Big Rig, White really sounds more jazzy, with country undertones, missing the three styles her spot on Myspace suggest.
This is a lady with a nice voice, not one which necessarily stands out as stunningly unique, but one which can carry the blues/jazz/folk stylings she has chosen to pursue. The way she comes across on a song such as Hung Jury pretty well exemplifies how this gal approaches music. This is a song where she sings with passion, and there are some killer instrumental moments thrown in with good effect.
This is a lady no doubt best appreciated in smaller venues where she can relate directly to the listener, but don't shy away from the CD either. There are a lot of solid cuts here. So To Speak is a beautiful song, and Stereo Type is one where a sort of '60's rock beat comes into play.
Overall White does a nice job here, one which as a first CD bodes well for her future career. Well worth checking out, which you can do yourself at www.lindseywhite.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper June 18, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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