Monday, February 21, 2011

Review -- LINDSEY WALKER / DREW MALCOLM -- Prairie Nights

PRAIRIE NIGHTS
Lindsey Walker / Drew Malcolm
Indie
8.5-out-of-10

Ever put a disk on the player and with the first strains of a singer you were beforehand unfamiliar with you knew you were in for something special?
That was really the case when I played Prairie Nights for the first time.
When Lindsey Walker first released her voice on Living On The Floor, I was pretty much sold on her as a singer. This girl flat out has a great set of pipes.
The duo of Walker and Drew Malcolm hail out of Edmonton, and they play music which has elements of folk/roots, particularly in the lyrics, with a blues heartbeat.
After the stunning opening cut it would have been easy to say this was Walker's show. However, when you hear the guitar work carrying elements of Crawling Back To You, the CD's second effort, you see this is a full partnership effort with both adding the enjoyment. That of course stands to reason considering they partnered on writing five of the six songs.
Yes, sadly this is only an EP effort. When the music is this good you quickly find yourself wishing there were a few more songs.
This is a hugely satisfying disk, and most certainly a duet worth listening too.
Check them out at www.myspace.com/thelindseywalkeranddrewmalcolmband
— CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Dec 22, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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