It's All Right
It's All Right, marks the 3rd and most intimate and emotionally raw CD from Spring to date. It is a collection of heart driven songs that tap into the human experience. It is sometimes spiritually uplifting and other times dark and brooding. Always, However passionate, soulful and brutally honest. LA MUSIC CONNECTION by Charlie Steffens SPRING MATERIAL: As a singer/songwriter and musician, Spring melds the influences of Carole King, Joan Armatrading and Joni Mitchell creating a sound that speaks to the heart. Springgroove, the name of her Band, released an 2004 album that presented a broad range of sounds with cello, mandolin, piano, guitar and various percussion instruments. Together this act's material is both contemporary and timeless. Lyrics penned with emotion, are sung raw (by Spring), with a dynamic and beautiful delivery that rises with vitality and descends into tenderness. MUSICIANSHIP: Whether playing with a full band, or in a stripped down fashion, Spring is a quintessential musician. Flanked by Danny McGaw on guitar and Eric Sittner on a big upright bass, Sprin's live show is a true measure of what she and her bandmates can do. And, it's obvious that the stage is where they thrive. While it's interesting to see Spring and her full band perform, it's even more satisfying to hear her play solo on piano or guitar-or, far better, singing a capella. PERFORMANCE: The band'd sound was well balanced, the musicianship was tight and the trio was fun to watch. McGaw, a fine player tastefully strummed, finger picked and played leads, accentuating a solid rhythm laid down by Spring and timekeeper/bassist Sittner. Advocating a less is more, non-showy approach. Spring's mission was to get her message across via her music . To this end, she thoroughly enjoyed herself while performing and made sure that her audience was well taken care of. Spring delivered nice touches in a venue as intimate as the Synergy Cafe Lounge. SUMMARY: Spring is an exuberant, gifted performer with amazing accompaniment from her guitarist and bass player. This artist showed she can hold her audience with an effortless display of love and light, which as it happens, is her creed****.