Country of origin:
Canada and U.S.
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, The Gold String (2017)
Devon Sproule's site
A touch of Cindy Lee Berryhill here, Jenny Lewis
Own, occasional covers, traditional
Devon Sproule plays a sprightly brand of Americana. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Keep Your Silver Shined is the first we've heard
Keep Your Silver Shined
2007—City Salvage Records/Waterbug—CSR16-WBG75
See Devon Sproule's site
Devon Sproule—vocals, guitar, six-string banjo, thumb piano
Jeff Romano—harmonica, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, rhodes, thumb piano, orgran, bass harmonica
Devon Sproule doesn't reinvent the Americana wheel on this album, but she has her own slightly girlish voice and a winning simplicity. She celebrates the changes life brings on the title song and does so beautifully. She has a poetic yet not pretentious language in her lyrics, and her approach is refreshingly new. "Let's go out" is jazzy and sweet. "Dress sharp, play well, be modest"is fun and laidback with a real down-home feel to it. Sproule does what she does superbly and that makes all the difference. (email@example.com)
Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org for work on this entry.
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