Album Review: Morning Somewhere by Shelley Miller
Album Name: Morning Somewhere
Artist: Shelley Miller
Year/Label: 2009 / Independent
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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I’d heard Shelley Miller’s name bandied about on the Internet on the various mailing lists I am on, but had never heard her music until now.
I’d put her in the alt.country category if I had to say. It’s a nice blend of folk and country without being too heavy on the country portion. You know, folky girl and guitar thing.
Beauty Wash Over Me is really very pretty. It’s got lovely guitar and her voice is almost whispery.
Danger Danger is maybe my favorite. Interesting melody. Nice vocals.
She shows she can really rock it on Rocking Chair .
One thing I’ve noticed that I find interesting about this record. If I play it in the order it was created (track 1, 2, 3, etc) I get a completely different feel than if I put it on shuffle. Neither better or worse, just different.
She reminds me a little of Brianna Lane although not quite as upbeat. Still good, but Brianna’s music is so catchy and friendly. This is more thoughtful and mellow for the most part.
A nice offering.
1. Beauty Wash Over Me
2. Say It’s Love
4. Danger Danger
5. Marie Curie
6. Rocking Chair
7. When I Lay My Love to Bed
8. Morning Somewhere
10. Man with a Gun
12. Mr. Moon