I’m going to be completely honest here. I just typed that as if to say that sometimes I am not completely honest. I’m absolutely certain that I have not lied to you, the readers thus far.
Anyhow, case in point, I almost did not review Jo Wymer’s debut album “Living With Scars”, and I cannot for the life of me, understand why.
I believe that sometimes on a certain day at a certain time things just may not be lined up properly for whatever it is that I’m listening to at the time, but for whatever the reason, the music just doesn’t hit me as I think it should.
Thankfully, Review Shine gives us bloggers a full sixty days to get on the same accord as the artist. On day fifty-seven it finally occurred, I found myself on the same wavelength as Jo Wymer, and am I ever grateful for that.
Her voice is as powerful as anyone I have heard in recent memory, and her range is phenomenal. I’m not talking necessarily about octave changes either. She can take her voice down to almost a whisper without losing any power what so ever. She is equally efficient at serenading the listener with a slow rock ballad or it can be hard, slide-guitar driven blues-rock. It doesn’t matter. Whatever she belts out, sounds great.
Track 6, “Memories” is one of those tunes that grab you and it would be safe to say is one of my favorite tunes on the record and certainly one that I could and probably will select to play on my radio show.
However, the tune that rang true to my already pleasured ears was the final track, “Come On Baby”. On this spectacularly simple tune, it is just Jo and an electric guitar. Splendid in its pureness, its simplicity, and Ms. Wymer’s sultrily sexy voice, all of it coming together to propel it over the top, and in a deafeningly quiet manner, completes the record in about as a classy approach that I have heard in a very, very, very, long time. “Memories” may be heard on “From Under the Basement, but “Come On Baby” will frequently be heard. It is that good!
Ms. Wymer – sing your songs baby!
This record is out now – ‘Rebel’ Rod says to definitely check this one out. Sorry it took me so long to get around to it! My bad!