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Northern Voices: Heather Bambrick and Brenda Earle Stokes

Read "Northern Voices: Heather Bambrick and Brenda Earle Stokes" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's a vast array of notable singers that have been given unto us from the Great White North. In terms of star power you have Joni Mitchell, k.d. Lang, Sarah McLachlan, Shania Twain, Bruce Cockburn, the lovably twangy Neil Young and a croaky Leonard Cohen. And, of course, we have genre-straddling, jazz-breathing mega-names like Michael Bublé and Diana Krall. But then there's also a brilliant vein of today's vocal jazz figures--Susie Arioli, Laila Biali, Emilie-Clare Barlow, Amy Cervini, Sophie Milman, ...

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Heather Bambrick: You'll Never Know

Read "You'll Never Know" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

You know those stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks moments that only music can elicit? Those oh-so-rare occurrences where sound and intention hypnotize, leaving a permanent mark on the soul? This writer experienced one of those sonic epiphanies in hearing Heather Bambrick's enthralling version of “Far From The Home I Love." It's a song that I've been relatively indifferent about in the past, but Bambrick changed that with her take. She made a convert out of me. If Bambrick's name is new ...

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Heather Bambrick: It's About Time

Read "It's About Time" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The opening tune on It's About Time, “(Sing) Joyspring," had me savoring the snappy horn chart which embraces Canadian vocalist Heather Bambrick's technically perfect chops, a perfection that doesn't eschew organic ebullience and joy, suffused as it is with a hip, buoyant, guileless sauciness. The second song, “That's Falling in Love"--written, as it turns out, by Bambrick and Keith Power--made me think I'd let a Cole Porter tune slip under my radar somehow. Let's call that an auspicious one-two punch ...


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