Little Lost Cause
' 'Little Lost Cause' is a true gem for fans of Folk, Americana, and Singer/Songwriter as O'Connell flawlessly exhibits both respect for tradition and massive amounts of talent. ' 'Tonight on the Carnival Midway' is a powerhouse of folk as O'Connell delivers an ode to the midway freak show (a theme that is threaded throughout the album from songs to artwork) that is appropriately sad but endearing all the same. 'Over Your Head' is another highlight of the album, although more straightforward lyrically, it's beautiful guitar work perfectly compliments O'Connell's voice. When her voice harmonizes near the end of the song it just melts you and the solo is perfect. 'I can't say enough good things about this album. It is certainly one of the best releases I have heard this year, independent or otherwise. 'Little Lost Cause' is beautiful, intriguing, lost, hopeful, and creative all at the same time. Ilsabe O'Connell is an artist that you should be watching if you like any of the aforementioned genres.' --Mark Fisher, 1340mag.com ' 'Nothing I Don't Like' is an exercise in songwriting perfection. . .(O'Connell's) voice attains the dirty angelic quality of Lucinda Williams at many times on the album, but never more prominently than when she coolly sings those twisted love/hate lyrics.' -- L. Keane, hybridmagazine.com Produced by Brian R. Johnson (co-producer of the documentary Plaster Caster about groupie/sculptor Cynthia Plaster Caster), the album features performances by internationally acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist Eric Lugosch, lead guitar virtuoso Bob Goins, and banjo great Steve Rosen.