Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, El Mar (2014)
Vocally, Karin Berquist of Over the Rhine, though musically more mainstream, maybe Sheryl Crow-ish?
Guitar-based pop/rock with strong, impressive vocals (they remind me a little of Karin Berquist of Over the Rhine) and often a slight country/Nashville feel.
Recommended first album:
Rivers + Roads is the only one we've heard
2005—Platinum Plus Records—PPTS-071404-CD
See Tori Sparks's Site for availability
Recommended for pop/rock fans
Tori Sparks—vocals, guitar
Tony Migliore—piano, keyboards
Overall this album has a Nashville sound. The first song has a slightly cabaret feel, but the rest have a touch of country rock to my ears. "Rivers + Roads", title track and first single, is a particularly soulful song, showing the maturity of Sparks' songwriting. "Looking for Wisdom" is a touch generic, but might make for good radio play. I prefer the slight idiocyncracies of "Red Letter Day" and "Otherwise" or the soufulness of "When I said". "Remembering You" will capture the hearts of ballad lovers everywhere. A strong debut. (firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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