Soul dilating and heart expanding, this collection of eight contemplative songs spirals you into your sacred core.
|7.||Take It Easy|
|10.||Like You Mean It|
|11.||I Hear You Call|
|12.||Medley: Ese Seu Olhar, La Vie en Rose, Moliendo Cafe|
|3.||Take It Easy|
|11.||Une Profonde Douceur|
The album steers across genres, with Erika's voice, guitars and songwriting serving as the steady keel, the connective tissue that ties this adventurous and compelling course together. There are numerous gems that contribute to the sparkle of the production: the presence of a luscious string quartet on "Deepest Deep" and "Une Profonde Douceur" (the French version of the same tune), the electric guitar that lays down the slinky montuno on "Siete RÃos" (a rich melody that sounds like a meeting of Carlos Santana and Bebel Gilberto), the powerful and intuitive rhythm section, and the ever present intimacy of Erika's voice. In "Unexpected" we experience the artist, her music, and a bold step outside the ordinary. Let the joy begin!
|5.||Between The Lines|
|7.||Not A Love Song|
âThe New Orleans Sessions,â Erika Luckett's latest release, reveals a powerfully distilled and authentic voice. Capturing the intimacy and directness of live performance, this work offers a sparse simplicity, proof that âless is moreâ. The richness comes through one voice, one guitar and a collection of fifteen songs.
Recording in New Orleans with mardi gras beads dangling on microphone stands and candles glowing on ochre walls, this album provides the space to revel in the nuances of Luckett's voice, the intricacy of her guitarwork, and the depth of her songwriting. From the bluesy, funk opener, âKindness,â to the jazz-tinged âHold Onâ and the flamenco influenced âSi Volvera,â Luckett's writing continues to demonstrate a vast palette of elements and flavors.
A city where music flows effortlessly and musical traditions mix as smoothly as whiskey and water, New Orleans provides fertile ground for Erika Luckett's latest musical offering.
âMy Little Crimeâ released on BirdFish Records in collaboration with Indiegrrl Records brings together a stellar group of accomplices. Co-produced by Erika and Ethan Allen (Better Than Ezra, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Luscious Jackson), engineered by Grammy award winning Jim Watts (Emmylou Harris) and loaded with talented side players including keyboardist/vocalist Julie Wolf (Ani DiFranco band), Mark Mullins on trombone (Harry Connick Jr. band), Ches Smith on drums (Mr. Bungle), Devin Hoff on Bass (Lavay Smith) and Jami Sieber on cello (Ferron, Rhiannon).
âWith gorgeous production, a wide range of instruments and styles, and a voice that wraps around you like melted butterscotch, âMy Little Crimeâ is a great album that showcases Erikaâs influences and abilities in an infectious CD youâll find hard to take out of your CD player.â
-Susanne Millsaps, KRCL