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Most recent release, Nobody's Girl (2011)
Luby's music has much in common with a number of folk artists I have heard, but no specific names come to mind offhand. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Own, occasional covers
Some of the best music I have heard has been done by independent artists—many of them local—performing in coffeehouses. Luby would fit in there. She clearly cares more about self-expression than about commercialism, and that's a good thing. To be honest, I find some other coffeehouse artists more energizing than she, but fans of the particular kind of music that she does will find much to like. She definitely is an artist in development. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
tough like a weed is the only one we've heard
On the low side of moderate
Jan Luby—vocal, guitar
Frances GallopAway—violin, string arrangement
Luby is, first and foremost, an acoustic folk singer. Some tracks are backed by strings or brass. She shows a laudable stylistic variety. There is a fair amount of social commentary in some of her songs, but it never gets top-heavy. It shows through rather clearly that many of her songs are rooted in her own experiences. I believe she has a good future within her particular genre. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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