Friday, July 20, 2007

If Patsy Cline and Lucinda Williams Had A Lovechild

..and she grew up on a commune outside Charlottesville, Virginia internalizing Joni Mitchell and Gillian Welch, her name would be Devon Sproule.

Last night we went to go see the lovely Dev play at Rockwoods on the Lower East Side. We met her a few years back in Charlottesville at a mutual friends' Browning & Wendy Porter's baby shower so when we saw her name on last night's roster we decided to trek on over and show our support.

All I can say is that she rocks. Such pure talent. Such honesty. It was a little chilling.

She sang mostly from Keep Your Silver Shined, but there were a few from the older Upstate Songs, the album Rolling Stone named one of their "Critics Top Albums of 2003".

She's married to the talented Paul Curreri and the duo used to live right down the street from us on Chesapeake Street, just a stone's throw from the Downtown Mall.

Check out both their sites if you've got a minute. You'll be glad you did. Promise.



Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

i'll definitely check them out when i've got a few minutes to spare. i love finding new music to love.

this post makes me wish i'd caught more music shows while i was in new york. we saw one show in brooklyn, and it was great... but that was it. :( next time... next time.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

What a terrific review! I will check her out...thanks.

2:43 PM  

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