I discovered this amazing new artist and her White Sugar album totally by accident, thanks to Amazon. I only noticed this new album was coming a few days ago and pre-ordered it on the spot. I must admit I was totally blown away by White Sugar, with the uniqueness of her voice and her stunning playing I just can't understand how "unheard of" she still seems to be. But when I saw this new album, I did also wonder if maybe she'd just fluked a flash in the pan success with the first one. How good would this be?
Well, any tiny fears I may have had were totally misplaced. The disc turned up this morning and I haven't even finished listening yet, but I just had to come and say how brilliant this is. 2 minutes in to the first track, she had shivers running up my spine, and it just gets better and better after that. This is the kind of music where even on the first listen, you just feel so comfortable and relaxed with it, it seems like you have been hearing it all your life. And that is in no way meant to imply it is a repeated stock sound. It just fills your ears and washes over you, and it is a rare and wonderful feeling.
This lady has an amazing talent and original sound, is destined for great things. Do not hesitate to add this to your blues collection. And if you don't have White Sugar, that is a must-buy too.
Fantastic music. Hope the neighbours like it! :-)
Update having heard it all: Best track? Hard to pick one, they are all good. But Lord Have Mercy swings it. Blinding guitar.