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Singer-songwriter Morgan Mecaskey’s 'Lover Less Wild' is Another Solid Effort 

Album Review

Morgan Mecaskey

Lover Less Wild

(self-released)

morganmecaskey.com

Local singer-songwriter Mogran Mecaskey played in the revered local coffee shop folk act Tinamou from 2007 until about 2011 until she set out to record and play on her own. Released toward the end of last year, Mecaskey's first solo album, Righteous Kind, is a carefully crafted collection of six tunes that features a range of instrumentation, including violin, trombone, saxophone and flute. Her new EP is also meticulously put together. The Melissa Etheridge-like album opener “White Horse” commences with shimmering guitars and passionate vocals as Mecaskey croons, “Sometimes, I don’t feel like who I really am” over and over. It’s a solid anthem that sets the tone for the EP. Woozy horns drive the mellow, R&B-inspired “Fighting Extinction” and the title track is a jazzy number that allows Mecaskey to show off her terrific voice. The Joni Mitchell-like ballad “Crushed” has a genuine tenderness to it and makes for the perfect album closer. Another solid effort from one of the city’s better singer-songwriters.

Morgan Mecaskey performs with Honeybucket and Matt Hectorne at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Grog Shop.

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