Friday, November 13, 2009

Emma-Lee: "Feisty" Canadian

Like her fellow Canadian Feist, Toronto based singer/songwriter/guitarist Emma-Lee has an effortless and distinct voice. Unlike many singers, she can also deliver the goods live - on her sparse acoustic cover of "Moon River" she echoes Eva Cassidy. On other tracks there's a Neko Case quality.

It'd be sweet if Emma-Lee, Feist and Neko got together and recorded an album of covers along the lines of the stellar two "Trio" projects that Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris did in 1990 and in 1999.

The Nightfly's favorite track: "Isn't It Obvious" - very "Feisty" sound, yet with a big, healthy dose of Emma-Lee herself.