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CD REVIEW: Georgette Dashiell - Daffodils in Winter
By Ben Ohmart - 05/21/2007 - 10:34 AM EDT

Artist: Georgette Dashiell
Genre: Folk
CD Review:
I don't know how to explain this, but I think Georgette named her cd dead correct. There's something about the lead song 'Nebraska Roads' that speaks to me SO much of winter that it's incredible. It's acoustic guitar and bass and very slight percussion and warbling voice. But listening to this, I can imagine my whole backyard in snow, me being kept inside by the cold and the ice on the roads. Perhaps it's the simple style of this one, I don't know. It's a pretty song though. 'well, i'm traveling on down the road / and I still feel so alone / I left my family behind / to go in search of better times'.

'Dreamland' also falls nicely on the ears, still with that same kind of cool crispness about it. 'take me to the sea and hold me / take me homeward bound and all around / and keep me from going down / cuz memories follow me constantly.'

The words are simple, but that's what record companies like from songwriters. Besides, these are folk tunes probably, more introspective than political. Georgette's style of delivery is certainly singular and powerful; if you don't mind that waver in the voice. And a very good effort of songwriting and clean production.


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