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Most recent release, Over Land, Over Sea (EP, 2017)
Innocence Mission, Over The Rhine
Passionate folk/pop, sometimes leaning more on one side of that slash, sometimes on the other. Tasha Golden has a strong, soulful voice, slightly reminiscent of Natalie Merchant's, the band's musicianship is good, and the songwriting is solid and catchy. Exactly what alternative folk fans are looking for. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Lying Awake is the only one we've heard
2006—Virt Records—VRT 1008
Wide in U. Also see Ellery's site
Highly recommended for fans of alternative folk
Tasha Golden—vocals, backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer
Ric Hordinski—electric guitars, loops, keys, percussion, stuff
This is a strong album, sure to be a favourite with fans of alternative folk: the material is good, the vocals fervent, the overall sound engaging. My only complaint is that the production could be a little crisper to highlight Tasha Golden's impassioned vocals more clearly. "Know Better Know" will haunt you, while the first track "Anna" is reminiscent of the best of Sarah McLachlan's early days. Impressive. Heads up, altfolk-lovers. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
December Days EP
Limited release download; no longer available
A lovely, easygoing folk EP of 3 originals and 1 cover. Perfect to spread some warmth on cold December days. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Down, Down, Down
Tasha Golden—vocals, piano
Jack Corduroy—strings, celesta, bells
This is a holiday EP with really good pop/folk. Three original seasonal songs and two Christmas traditionals. Think winter warmth, like hot chocolate or a roaring fireplace, but far better than those clichéd descriptions. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry
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