Lisa Nicole Grace - The Cellar Sessions

Published Monday 26th October 2009
Lisa Nicole Grace - The Cellar Sessions
Lisa Nicole Grace - The Cellar Sessions

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 81429-15551
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Ian Hayter

Lisa Nicole and her producer husband Jered Evangelos have put this EP together from a store of songs that she has written over the years, recorded them in their cellar and here release them to a waiting world. The long gestation period for these songs has paid off as they sound mature and well-rounded, both lyrically and musically, with a sound that nods towards K T Tunstall and similar female singer/songwriters. Jered's discreet percussion and some fine guitar playing by Brent Schaitel with bass from Ryan Jacobson (Justin Litun on the first track) make this a very pleasant set to listen to. Lisa Nicole's lyrics are well worth a hearing and she has a tenderly expressive voice perfectly suited for this small ensemble. The opening "Irrational" is clearly inspired by the exhortation in Romans 12:2 not to conform to this world and "Just Like You" is another lyrically powerful song. With "Rosemary" and "Something Else" completing this short debut, this is a wonderful set that leaves you really wanting more. Let's hope there will be more on the way very soon.

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