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Treasa Levasseur


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Rootsy bluesy mainstream pop

Status:

Most recent release, Broad (2011)

See also:

Treasa Levasseur's site

Comparisons:

Joan Osborne, Bonnie Raitt

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional covers

General comments:

Smart, dynamic music from an intriguing voice. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Broad is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Not A Straight Line (2006)
  • Low Fidelity (2008)
  • The Memphis Sessions (live, 2011)
  • Broad (2011)

Broad (2011)

Release info:

2011—Slim Chicken

Availability:

See Treasa Levasseur's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Treasa Levasseur—piano, Wurlitzer, accordion, vocals

Guest artists:

Moonkey Junk (1, 3, 4, 10):
     Matt Sobb—drums
     Steve Marriner—bass, baritone guitar, harmonica, B3
     Tony D—guitar
Raoul and The Big Time (2, 8, 9)
     Darren Gallen—guitar
     Raoul Bhaneja—harmonica
     Terry Wilkins—bass
     Tom Bona—drums
The Daily Special (5, 6, 12):
     Brad Hart—drums
     Brian Kobayakawa—bass
     Champagne James Robertson—guitar
     David Gavan Baxter—guitar, mandlin
     Paul Reddick—harmonica
Wroxton Allstars (7, 11):
     Ben Whiteley—bass
     Bucky Berger—drums
     Ken Whiteley—guitar, piano, B3, REub board, ukelele
     Sean Cotton—guitar
     Amoy and Ciceal Levy—backing vocals
Brad Hart, Brian MacMillan, David Celia—manly doo-wop vocals
Jo Edwards—sexy singing (4)
Roman Tome—percussion
Jason Hay, Richard Underhill, Vandana Sharma—tenor, baritone, alto saxophone
Suzie Vinnick—vocals (6, 8)

Produced by:

Treasa Levasseur (exectuvie producer) with Steve Marriner, Terry Wilkins, Ken Whiteley, David Gavan Baxter

Comments:

Treasa Levasseur has a dynamic voice and a great band to back her on this album. She has a bluesy slant to what is a very varied sound, ands some choice covers to go with her originals. "A little Pride" has a classic sixties sound, and a vocal that's feisty and cool. Randy Newman's "God's song" gets a confident and bluesy reading that she really nails. "Still got love" has a New Orleans feel, and a sassy lead vocal. Neil Young's "Walk on" gets a great reading, Levasseur really making it her own. Her album is just wonderful. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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