Saturday, December 31, 2005

Last Days

It's the last day of 2005, and it's currently overcast here at Casa de NoWork. Thought I'd post some songs from one of my new favorite artists, to beat the blues that the weather has brought on. Liz Durrett is an Athens, Georgia-based singer/songwriter that seems to be poised for great things in the coming year. She's already got the musical pedigree that critics will pick up on, being Vic Chestnutt's niece and all, but her style is unique enough to allow her to stand on her own two feet. Having shared stages with Crooked Fingers, Calexico and Band of Horses, and bringing to mind fellow Georgians Cat Power and Azure Ray, Liz Durrett seems to have mastered the whole "breathy quiet vocal/quiet guitar" genre, while putting a fresh spin on it. Her songs have a sense of hope in their lyrics, and leave you with good feelings after listening. Her new album Mezzanine, will be released by Warm Recordings in January of 2006. Hope you enjoy these, and have a happy new year.

Liz Durrett - Husk
Liz Durrett - Perfect Day
Liz Durrett - Captive