Voices on the Verge
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Only release, Live in Philadelphia (2001)
Members' individual sites: Beth Amsel, Jess Klein, Erin McKeown, Rose Polenzani
Solo work by these artists
Songs written by the individual members plus one cover
This band has been one of the most interesting I have seen in the past couple of years. The band consists of four female solo artists, who might be familiar: Jess Klein, Erin McKeown, Rose Polenzani and Beth Amsel. From what I understand, the band formed when the four ladies were on the "Vans, Voices on the Verge" tour of up-and-coming artists, and they started performing each other's solo works together as a group. They then released a CD under the same name, featuring songs from each artist's solo works.
Comments about live performance:
Their live shows were fantastic! One of the main highlights was a cover of "Tainted Love," which they broke into during some tuning problems with Beth Amsel's guitar. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Beth Amsel—lead vocals, backing vocals, finger cymbals, shaker
Voices on the Verge was a one-time collaboration between singer/songwriters who had a really good time at a round-robin show they all happened to be on and decided to take it on the road for a little while. The recording was done mainly to shut the fans up :). Due to base stupidity and lameness I never saw one of their shows, but I do enjoy the CD a fair bit. I'm not a fan of either Jess Klein or Rose Polenzani, but the presence of Erin McKeown and Beth Amsel makes their songs more than palatable. (email@example.com)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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