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Theresa Andersson: Shine

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Theresa Andersson: Shine Blues/rock excitement oozes from Theresa Andersson’s latest album, Shine. Interpreting with a down-to-earth Nashville flavor complete with slide guitar, dobro and violin, the singer captures blues roots and surrounds them with pop backbeats.

While her singing is oftentimes drowned by louder instruments and background voices, Andersson maintains control. She sings of independence, serious relationships, courage, inner beauty, ambitious dreams, and enduring love. These are the things that make popular music popular. We can relate, and her music is surrounded by familiar material.

Loud drum backbeats, walls of guitar and keyboard harmony, thundering electric bass rides, and myriad background voices keep Andersson company. She puts her girl-next-door vocal interpretations to good use. The occasional electric violin solo, however, remains distant, serving an ornamental purpose. She adds an Americana flavor to several numbers through her violin’s contrasting voice.

The festive session works on our spirit. In a festival setting, with thousands of like-minded fans all around, the program would wrap our troubles in musical phrases and erase dour memories. The recording, turned up way loud, offers something tangible to hold on to when we’ve got trouble in mind.

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Track Listing: Connected; Lie to Me; I

Personnel: Theresa Andersson- vocal, violin, Rhodes keyboard, percussion; Shane Theriot, Glenn LeBlanc- guitar, bass; Lloyd Lambert, Adam Nitti- bass; Willie Green, Lupe Valdiviez- drums; Harry Hardin- violin; Marc Paradis- cello; Sonny Landreth- dobro, guitar; Neal Cappellino- drum programming, Wurlitzer piano; Jon Cleary- piano, keyboards, background vocals; Annie Clements- background vocals; Anders Osborne- slide guitar, background vocals; Grayson Capps- harmony vocal on

Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: Basin Street Records | Style: Blues


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