Album Name: Deliverance
Artist: Amy Martin
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent
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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Amy Martin’s most recent CD, Deliverance has a decidedly bluegrass feel.
There’s a very old time vibe to her songs, at least for me. They’re about people who seem to have lived a long time ago in a simpler time. I suppose some folks (and you know they call themselves “folks”) still live like that. But being a city girl, it seems old time to me. It’s refreshing and a bit sad too.
Her lyrics are poetically well written and easily form mental images:
Her eyes like two diamonds they shone
Her heart swiftly beat and filled with blood her chilly cheek
– From Deliverance
Day of Reckoning is pretty with a sad feeling.
Martin’s voice is perfect for this style of music. It’s pretty, clear and can be strong and mournful too.
The recording makes me feel a bit like I’m at camp or at least camping in the woods and singing around a campfire. Especially Born in the Country. It’s certainly not written from a city person’s perspective, so I guess I can’t relate to it, personally. But it’s still cool to listen to and pretend.
Posted on June 14, 2005
Listen to track samples
2. Raven’s Wings
3. Day of Reckoning
4. Born in the Country
6. Born Hard
8. Little Bird
9. Change in the Weather
12. Raspberry Vine