Bridget Melody - The Waters of Gaspe
Overall Impression: Bridget Melody draws from indigenous Mi'kmaq roots to deliver a bright and bouncing slice of original Indie Folk celebrating "The Waters of Gaspe"! Timeless vocal tones soar above a colorful blend of plucked strings, playful accordion and thunderous drums as Bridget lovingly conveys an inviting image of the life and lore that permeates "The Waters of Gaspe
Strongest Point(s): There's a wonderful vibrancy to "The Waters of Gaspe" - from Bridget's vocal approach to the instrumentation that supports it! Bright and clear, Bridget's vocals brilliantly define the feel and flow of the song and gesture nicely towards highly celebrated eras of Folk artistry. The connection from the artist to the location brings the lyrics to full life as well, blending well with the instrumentals to communicate a sense of awe and excitement for the bay and its beneficiaries. Great instrumental performances throughout, and a well-selected blend of voices for the style - especially the interplay between harmonica and accordion!
Target Audience Appeal: Bridget Melody's sound and style stand to catch the attentions and win the affections of any fan of classic Folk feels - and the specific subject matter and lyrical passion on display in "The Waters of Gaspe" promise to intrigue listeners from a wide range of backgrounds, whether they've heard of the bay or not!
Artist target suggestions: Joan Baez, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Karen Dalton, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, The Kingston Trio, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Bibio, Maja Lena, Alice Phoebe Lou, Sharon Van Etten
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About the Reviewer:
Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists across a wide range of genres.