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Linda Draper – Bridge and Tunnel (Planting Seeds)

8 July 2009

It would be easy to fly the folk flag over singer/songwriter LINDA DRAPER‘s music. But that would belie her associations with such outsider artists as KRAMER or stage-mates like REGINA SPEKTOR and KIMYA DAWSON. Her quiet meditations on life in the 21st century may involve more acoustic guitars than electronic geegaws, but this ain’t JOAN BAEZ or even CHRISTINE LAVIN. Draper’s songs push her thoughts and feelings outside arbitrary comfort zones, while she and producer BRAD ALBETTA add just the right touches of organ or drums to keep things interesting without distraction. All of which is merely a fancy way of saying that “Broken Eggshell,” “Pushing Up the Day” and the title track are difficult to resist. Kudos also to the overdubbed a cappella take on the ROLLING STONES‘ “Mother’s Little Helper,” a choice that says a lot about Draper’s tastes and attitude.

http://www.LindaDraper.net
http://www.plantingseedsrecords.com

 

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