Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Collie Ryan "The Hour is Now" (2009)
After a raised profile due to her appearance on The Numero Group's "Ladies of the Canyon" collection, this compilation appeared. It contains selections from 3 self released albums from 1973.
I have to say that I have a hard time getting past the tonal qualities of her voice. (My knee jerk reaction is that it falls into what I think of as the Joan Baez school of folk singing.) It's a soprano with lots of vibrato. The accompanying music is so simple & understated that I just don't have anything to fix on other than her voice. And that just doesn't work for me.