Lucy Isabel review…June 14, 2019…..

LUCY ISABEL

RAMBLING STRANGER

HOW IT GOES–SOMETHING NEW–THE ROAD AHEAD–RAMBLING STRANGER–CALIFORNIA COMING DOWN–FALSE PROPHET–LITTLE BIRD–LUCKY STARS–THE BETWEEN–I DON’T KNOW WHY

Lucy Isabel is a fantastic songwriter with an angelic voice who was born in New Jersey but now calls Music City home.  The flourishing roots/Americana scene in this town so stirred her creative juices that she has just released her latest album, “Rambling Stranger.”  Astute listeners to these ten originals will grasp her “wandering soul” spirit who is also intent on using that wanderlust to spread her music, one show at a time, to as many fans as possible, and thus is unlike another Jersey native, one Mr. Springsteen.

These songs are built around images in her life that helped shape who she has become, and things lead off with taking that leap of faith with a lover, “hold my hand, just see How It Goes.”  That wanderlust is the theme of our restless heroine’s need to “keep my senses tuned to Something New.”  “Little Bird” plays out  as a song of empowerment, urging us all to “put on your brave face” and follow the breezes of life, while the set closes with a tune that describes the theme to this album, entitled “I Don’t Know Why,” where she explains the reason she ultimately followed her musical Muse, for “some folks are born to play, some folks are born to see the show,”  It is powerfully-sung, over a keys-and-strings arrangement.

Lucy Isabel has always described herself as a “Rambling Stranger,” even tho living in this town seems to be a good place for her.  It certainly spawned the creation of an excellent set of Americana, indeed!   Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

 

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