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Laura Benitez


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Americana/country rock

Status:

Most recent release, Heartless Woman (2014)

See also:

Laura Benitez and the Heartaches' site

Comparisons:

Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Lindi Ortega

Covers/own material:

Own and occasional covers

General comments:

Laura Benitez plays sprightly country/Americana. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Heartless Woman is the band's debut

Recordings:

Heartless Woman (2014)

Heartless Woman

Release info:

2014

Availability:

See Laura Benitez and the Heartaches' site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Laura Benitez—vocals, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, cowbell
Bob Spector—electric guitar, aritone guitar, 12-string guitar
Ted O'Connell—electric bass
Ian Taylor Sutton—pedal steel guitar
Michele-Kappel-strone—drums, harmony vocals, tambourine
Andrea Delarosa—harmony vocals

Comments:

This is very classic-sounding country/Americana with a modern twist. Benitez has a great voice and the songs are strong. "Worst Vacation" has a humorous approach to heartbreak, and Bentiez sounds just right. "I know you're bad" is a classic song about cheating and Bentiez approaches it with the right amount of sass. The album ends with a great version of Gillian Welch's "Tear my stillhouse down." It's a wonderful record all told. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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