Ava's voice is gorgeous, strong, and deeply expressive. She gives each tune her intelligent and committed interpretation, whether it's to give in to the fun, the seduction, or the anger that the song demands. You'll hear 'Pleasant Street' by Tim Buckley, with it's cryptic chorus, 'Hey Baby' by Derek St. Holmes that pulses with sexual energy, the tune 'Yas Yas Yas' with it's great syncopation and alliteration, and Meg Keene's beautiful paean to her mother, 'Hymn to Her'. Ava's poignant version of Leadbelly's 'In the Pines' draws out all the drama while her version of his 'When I Was a Cowboy' brings out all the fun. The accompaniment of the band, American Anthem, underscores, augments, and completes this incredibly moving album! Let it wash over you. This little album is a gem! Comments: It's become one of my favorites; so glad I clicked on it by chance one day. GREAT band, nice production. Ava's versions of Tim Bucley's 'Pleasant Street' and Joan Osborne's 'Crazy Baby' surpass the originals, and that's sayin' a lot! Tremo - iTunes.
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