Katie Glassman & Snapshot

Dream a Little Dream
Fiddle Parlor Records

On her 2012 debut, Snapshot, Katie Glassman, who has won numerous fiddling championships, clearly showed she knew her way around Western swing, vintage jazz and bluegrass. On her eleven-song sophomore release, Dream a Little Dream, Glassman is more refined both musically and vocally, leaning more toward Western swing with her group Snapshot. That group includes pianist/accordionist Eric Moon, bassist Charlie Mertens and guitarist Greg Schochet. The album kicks off with a revved-up rendition of "Liza Jane" that captures some of the same energy as the one by Bob Willis and His Texas Playboys. The swing reaches a fine pace on "I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine" (made famous by Patti Page) and the instrumental "Pampas Envy," while "Sweet Lies" is a slow and wistful country number. Meanwhile, "Tryin' to Get to You" finds Glassman and crew digging into some honky-tonk.

 
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