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Michelle McCown

Despite utilizing everything from cello to uilleann pipes and trombone to flugelhorn on Faith Healing, Boulder artist Michelle McCown delivers simple and standard folk with an unassuming sweetness. The thin fragility and immediacy of her voice helps to forgive the predictability that surrounds most of the arrangements. Boosted by Nat Yarbrough on drums, Mark Diamond on bass and a small army playing the aforementioned instruments (among others), McCown connects best on the tune "My Heroes" and on the unique instrumentation of "Reaching Time (reprise)."
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Patrick Casey