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by Jack Bowers
It must be genetic, because there’s no doubt that musical talent runs in some families. The Joneses, the Heaths, the LaBarberas — and the Elfs (or should that be Elves?). Michelle Conte, whose brother is the well-known guitarist (and entrepreneur) Mark Elf, makes her recorded debut on Lucky Me!, and it’s hard to believe when listening to her that she (a) began singing seriously only a few years ago, and (b) is self-taught.
Like her brother, Michelle ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
West coast vocalist Michelle Conte employs a crack East coast team for her debut recording. Originally conceived as a family-only event, Brother Mark Elf dared Conte to do it right if she was going to do it at all. The result of this dare is Lucky Me!. Conte has a tight refined voice and likes to sing her songs straight. No vocal fireworks for Conte, only pure vocal talent. Conte chooses a repertoire straight down the middle for her debut, ...read more