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Meredith Meyer


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Folk/country/rock

Status:

Most recent release, It's Spooky to Be Young (2009)

See also:

Meredith Meyer's site

Meredith Meyer's My Space site

Meredith Meyer is now in the band Young Unknowns (their bandcamp page)

Comparisons:

She cites her influences as Suzanne Vega and Aimee Mann, and shares a producer with Eleni Mandell, but I sense a sort of Sheryl Crow, Mary Lee's Corvette vibe, as well.

Covers/own material:

Own material, but debut album covers the Police's "Wrapped Around Your Finger"

General comments:

On the basis of her first release, Meredith Meyer has a very, very good future ahead of her. I expect (and hope) to be hearing a lot more from her. (adamk@zoom.co.uk)

Recommended first album:

Items You Won't Find Elsewhere is the only one we've heard

Recordings:


Items You Won't Find Elsewhere

Release info:

2004—Diamond Dove Records—#MM104

Availability:

Through her website and at her gigs, as well as the Amoeba Record store in Los Angeles

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Meredith Meyer—vocals, guitar, keys, harmonica, frog, pipe

Guest artists:

Brian Kehew—synthesizer, guitar, mellotron, organ, percussion
Jim Laspesa—drums
Derrick Anderson—bass
Dave Pearlman—pedal steel
Sheldon Gomburg—acoustic bass
Frank Macchia—bass flute
Petur Smith—drums

Produced by:

Brian Kehew

Comments:

For a debut from one so young, this is a remarkably assured, confident and mature release, bursting with great arrangements and great tunes. Granted, it starts off stronger than it finishes and her voice—although fine in itself—lacks the "oomph" that her material could benefit from, but it's an astoundingly promising start, compelling from the first notes of the first track. If this is any indication of things to come, we'll be hearing a lot more from and about Ms Meyer, and it will be good, good stuff. I'm already looking forward to her next one. Get on board now! (adamk@zoom.co.uk)


Thanks to Adam Kimmel for work on this entry.

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