Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
On balance, best described as alternative country or country-rock. Particular tracks lean toward country, pop (alternative or otherwise), and alternative folk.
Most recent release, way back home (2002)
Phoebe Claire Publishing
Songs by Luke Powers
See album comments, Way Back Home being her only album to date. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
way back home is her debut
way back home (2002)
way back home
See website for availability
Sandy Madaris--vocals, backing vocals
The first album by this Nashville-based independent draws on a range of musical idioms that reflect the evolution from the old Nashville to the new; in the aggregate she is best described as a country-rock artist with some potential to appeal to the mass market, but fortunately not highly commercialized at this point. Her voice, while a little on the high side and a little on the nasal side, is pleasant to listen to; in terms of comparisons to country headliners, I'd place it at the midpoint of a continuum between Dolly Parton and Shania Twain. Some of the lyrics display more intellectual depth than others, but all the songs are enjoyable listening; some of them visit common country themes like mean drunks and nostalgia for home. Many of them ponder the matter of current and former relationships; one of these, "Waterline," is a particularly lovely piece that shades into alternative folk. A few tracks get into some mild social commentary, mostly on domestic and other violence; they appear to place Madaris in the liberal wing of the country community. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Mitch Pravatiner for work on this entry.
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