Album Review: Rivers + Roads by Tori Sparks

Album Name: Rivers + Roads
Artist: Tori Sparks
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

The opening track, “Trouble” is a fun song. Her voice reminded me of Chris Isaak…a female version.

Title track, “Rivers + Roads” is a nice rock ballad.

“Looking for Wisdom” borders on Country.

“Driving Alone” has a bluesy country feel as well, with a bit of twang.

So you can see there is a variety here, though I’d say her genre is rock. Rock with a classic twist and a little rock-a-billy edge to it too.

She has a very deep and soulful voice. It’s pretty impressive this is coming out of a woman of only 20.

If you like strong vocals and are looking for something out of the ordinary you should try Rivers + Roads.

Posted on August 12, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Trouble
2. Rivers + Roads
3. One in a Million
4. Looking for Wisdom
5. The Contract
6. Driving Alone
7. When I Said
8. Shame
9. Incidentally
10. Red Letter Day
11. Otherwise
12. Remembering You

[Tori Sparks Official Site]


Comments:

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I agree, what an awesome singer! Great writer, too. I know that lots of singers dont write their own stuff, but from what I hear, Tori does. When’s the next CD coming out?????
name: Jamie H. on Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Passionate singing and stirring lyrics. She has been nominated for various categories in the Songwriter’s Showcase of America Awards: www.ssa.cc Support Rivers and Roads!
name: Doanh Pham on Monday, September 12, 2005

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I love this new artist and her album “Rivers & Roads” Everyone should check out her website www.torisparks.com. SHe not only writes songs well – her prose are entertaining too! Great newsletters. I heard that a new video of “Rivers & Roads” is about to be released – I am excited to see it – Let’s request Tori’s products and get her on the map!!
name: D George on Saturday, August 13, 2005

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