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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Humming So Dearly

It's hard to believe that the release date for Laura Cantrell's third album, Humming By The Flowered Vine, has come and gone without a peep from me. Laura is a personal favorite of mine; I've been in love with her music since the first time I heard her version of "When The Roses Bloom Again", which I posted here not so long ago. The reason I haven't been able to hype Humming, Laura's Matador debut, is because I've not even heard the album yet. I'm currently hastily preparing for a trip overseas, to Euroland, and haven't had any spare time for luxuries like listening to newly released albums, anticipated as they may be.

All the same, a new album from Ms. Cantrell is certainly worth commemorating, which is why I'd like to direct your attention to Matador's generous free download of Humming's first single:

Laura Cantrell - "14th Street"

Not bad eh? This song is pop-ier than anything on her first two albums, but that voice is as fine as ever.

Visit Laura's website to download an interesting New York City subway map, which also streams the album. There's also tour dates: Laura recently began a short tour of the East Coast, and she'll be heading out West in early July (including stops in Seattle!) before heading to the United Kingdom to open for Lucinda Williams.

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