Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
This is an example of your real political folk-rock stuff similar to what Ani DiFranco is doing however, she doesn’t sound like Ani. Just the idea (mission?) is the same.
There’s something about his type of music that makes me feel strong…powerful…even though it’s not me singing it and I didn’t create it. It’s nice to know there are other folks out there who feel like I do. Especially in these times when it seems people like us are outnumbered.
Now, there are love songs on here too. Don’t get me wrong. This is not a one trick pony. White’s love songs are just as well written as her political ones. Plus, for example, “Typical” has some lovely cello on it. Brings so much emotion. Not that it needs any more.
This is a really great record. If you like Ani and people like her but are willing to go a little mellower at times, and need to have intelligent and well-written lyrics this is perfect for you.
Favorite songs: “River of Forgetfulness”, “Typical” and well, I like them all.
Posted on December 29, 2005
Listen to track samples
1. River of Forgetfulness
3. My Brother and I
4. The CNN Song
5. Stranger’s Hands
6. Sound of Right
7. Everything For This
8. We Heart Baseball 2003