Monday, February 21, 2011

Review -- ANNIE GALLUP -- Weather

Annie Gallup

Annie Gallup might not be a familiar name to many, but what she is a veteran musician.
Weather is actually Gallup's eighth disk dating back to 1994. That is a rather substantial resume for any musician.
Weather is my first introduction to Gallup's music, and I will say the immediate reaction is that she is a songwriter first.
Late is a prime example. It is a poem set to music, a poem filled with emotion, pictures painted by the words. It is a delectable piece. It is easily my favourite song.
On a song, or more accurately, a voiced poem set to music, Gallup has a nearly ideal voice. A tad dark, sort of sultry, yet clear. She delivers the words flawlessly, clearly, perfectly.
Unmapped World has some of the same elements as Late, although she mixes the poetry with more musical elements. Again the pictures she creates are compelling ones.
Gallup has things of consequence to say, and she delivers her message through her lyrics, poetry and music. As a listener you can't help but listen and enjoy.
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-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Dec 8, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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