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Archive for the month “April, 2012”

Charlene Soraia – the new Joni Mitchell?

Charlene Soraia is phenomenal: her voice is unique, playful and like nothing I’ve heard before, her intricate finger picking like a jazz pro who’s been on tour for 20 years, and her arrangements and melodies are sophisticated way beyond a 23-year-old. After three of her songs at the Cambridge Junction a thought crossed my mind that I did not anticipate: she might be a new Joni Mitchell.
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Warming to Jessy J.

Unexpectedly I find myself warming to Jessy J. Not the mainstream performer, but the singer-songwriter. In a review of her duet with James Morrison I was underwhelmed, but I like her songwriting and voice in acoustic versions. Read more…

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