there is no sweeter voice in all of music than the one owned by mary lou lord. even with all her voice’s sweetness there is a hint of sadness in just about every song she sings. i guess thats why i really connect with her and her choices of songs she covers, because even the greatest moments in ones life are filled with a little bit of melancholy.
she doesnt write too many songs, but the ones she has are pretty solid – see what was supposed to be a breakout record, got no shadow for proof. the songs she covers are grade A and often will include the works of springsteen, elliot smith, teenage fanclub, richard thompson, and her favorite go to guy, the much unappreciated nick solomon aka the bevis frond. i cant stress enough the awesomeness of nick saloman and his work. unfortunately, his records can be hard to come by but they are well worth the hunt.
here is mary lou performing at the first act guitar studio in boston on 9.9.05
10. bewitching me
thanks to the original taper.