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Most recent release, Fall, 2000
I usually like making comparisons. For one thing, it helps me clarify how much I like a particular artist. For another, it makes it so much easier to say, "If you like so-and-so, you'll like this CD, too." Well, I've been scratching my head and looking through my 1,000+ CD collection to find an apt comparison, but I can't. If you were to take a little bit of Joni Mitchell, mix it with Suzanne Vega and add a dash of Fisher you might get a sense of what Katy Tessman is like. But only a sense. Fall, her debut (and so far only CD) is distinctive enough to make Katy Tessman a hard musician to compare. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Own, occasional co-writing
Let me say this from the outset: I didn't like the CD's cover. Had I been browsing in a store I probably would have looked at the cover, a picture of a pretty woman, Katy Tessman, turned very blue. That's it: too much blue on the cover. Now I've said it and have gotten the hard part of this review over with.
Recommended first album:
Fall is her debut album
See Rhythmelodic Records website for availability
Katy Tessman--vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin
Phil Lyons--electric bass, acoustic bass
Jay Moran, Dave Stanoch, Katy Tessman
This is the kind of CD you can listen to and get more out of during each listen. Also refreshing is that you can clearly hear each word in every song, something that probably comes about from Katy Tessman having been a speech communication major.
Write: Rhythmelodic Records, P.O. Box 1071, Minnetonka, MN 55345, U.S.A.; email email@example.com
Thanks to Bill Adler for his work on this entry.
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