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Gwendolyn


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk with evocative/eclectic touches

Status:

Most recent release, Bright Light (2011)

See also:

Gwendolyn's website

Gwendolyn's CD Baby page

Gwendolyn's Facebook page

Comparisons:

Victoria Williams, Vicky Pratt Keating, Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Gwendolyn is a charming and unique artist. Her music is beautiful and strange. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Dew is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Ultrasounds (2000)
  • Dew (2003)
  • Lower Mill Road (2007)
  • Bright Light (2011)

Dew

Release info:

2003—whispersquish

Availability:

See website for availablity

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Gwendolyn—guitar, vocals
Robert Peterson—upright bass
Quazar—pot and pan percussion
Douglas Lee—glass harmonica, saw, banjo, water jug

Guest artists:

Smokey Hormel—lead guitar
Ralph Carney—horns, lap guitar
Michaael Whitmore—vibes
Adam Merrin—accordion

Produced by:

Gwendolyn

Comments:

Gwendolyn's record is an enchanting listen. Her songs have a folk-influenced feel, but she weaves her own magic around them. This record reminds me of Vicky Pratt Keating's Blue Apples. There's something equally odd but addictive going on here. "Vacuum" uses the upright bass to great effect. "Nothing" has a cute lyric and a vocal that veers towards Victoria Williams' child-like tones. "Haphazard" is bluesy in an appealing way. Gwendolyn sings with less naïveté than on other songs. "Eskimo" is weird and persuasive. "Lady Strange" (ah-apt title!) is a fabulously freaked-out psychedelic tune. In all this is a great record. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Further info:

Gwendolyn also does children's music under the name Gwendolyn and the Good Time Band.


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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