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Jean West


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Pop/folk

Status:

Most recent release, Image (2000)

See also:

Website no longer exists—can't find her online now

Comparisons:

Similarities to many contemporary folksingers

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional cowriting

General comments:

Jean West has a nice jangly guitar style, heartfelt lyrics, and a rich, low voice with a nice range. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Image is her debut

Recordings:

Image (2000)

Image

Release info:

2000—Go West! Records—1008-2

Availability:

Unknown

Ecto priority:

Recommended for folk fans

Group members:

Jean West—acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals

Guest artists:

Kevin Webb—electric guitar
Trent Bell—electric guitar
Mike McGehee—bass
Kazuo Imai—drums
Paul Horton—electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Scott Mason—drums

Comments:

Image shows a good range of earnest folk and rocking songs. Musically, there are some very nice sounds here. I'm not sure the recording situations were the best as her vocals often sound a touch tinny and could be mixed a little higher/more carefully. Overall, though, this is an enjoyable, solid album with no bad tracks. I'd love to hear where she goes from here. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to sophiagurley@hotmail.com for work on this entry.

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