Friday, August 11, 2017

Pam Taylor Steal Your Heart (2017)

Did Bob Dylan sang the Blues? And how about Janis Joplin, or Tom Waits? Well, partly, but they were also singing a lot of other stuff. They were singing what we nowadays call Americana, that is, a mix of folk, country, blues, rock, and jazz, the bulwarks of american music. And that's what South Carolina born Pam Taylor is doing in this new record. You will find echos of all the people above and of a lot more, in the very finest tradition of american singer/songwritter artists. Pam uses the kiss (keep it simple, stupid) formula to great effect. In this age of guitar heros and studio production histrionics it's quite refreshing to hear such a straightforward approach to recording and production. The consequence is that you get to hear the song and vocal expression first and foremost. And that's essential because Pam displays a fine vocal performance on each and every song in this record, complemented by a tight and precise guitar playing.
Pam Taylor Steal Your Heart is a mighty fine effort in producing an all round americana album, with a bunch of excellent songs and professional performance. Go get it right now, punks!

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