Album Review:Spaghetti Midwestern by Pamela Richardson

Album Name: Spaghetti Midwestern
Artist: Pamela Richardson
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

First I have to say I love the title. The lo-fi cover photo is equally charming (that is Bill the SpokesCow and he’s admiring the Tofu Spaghetti…the recipe for which you can find on the website).

Richardson has a sort of kindergarten teacher feel and look about her. But this is reassuring to me because so does Christine Lavin and I think she’s incredible. I will say that I was expecting this recording to be funnier, possibly because of my own personal Lavin connection, but this is a clever recording even if it doesn’t’ have me in stitches.

“Though the Window” sounds like it was plucked right out of the 60s-70s folk scene. (think, “A Mighty Wind” without all the cheese).

The songs speak/sing of love and loss and other various live experiences. They’re well written and performed. If you like old folk you will probably dig “Spaghetti Midwestern”

Posted on May 10, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Wingtips
2. Through the Window
3. Leaves
4. Glimmer and Flame
5. Wandering Ivy
6. Tulips in the Stones

[Pamela Richardson Official Site]

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