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Armonica: From Me to You

Read "From Me to You" reviewed by Roger Crane

The word “armonica” has two meanings, both relating to music. An armonica is a glass harmonica (which, interestingly, was invented by Benjamin Franklin) and it is also the Italian word for “harmony.” So Armonica, the Portland-based singer, has the perfect name to accompany her marvelous singing. By the way, this is not a name that she chose to enhance her musical career. Her parents so named her.

Armonica opens her stellar debut CD with a bouncy reading of Peggy Lee’s ...