Monday, November 28, 2011

Vinyl Review: The Cabinet Of Natural Curiosities Rides The "Blue Highways"

Connecticut act, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities have a new album out on vinyl entitled "Blue Highways." This is the newest project from singer/songwriter Jasmine Dreame Wagner who recorded her experiences traveling the country on this latest release. The result is a mix of covers and originals delivered in Wagner's own way.

This seven-song album begins with a soft, acoustic version of the traditional "St. James Infirmary," with Wagner exploring the afterlife. Her voice on "Cities" is so sweet and gentle that you can't help but get lost in her vocals. Wagner brings you on a trip through her storied lyrics in "Blue Highways," before finishing the album with a with a cover of Tom Waits' "Green Grass." Jasmine almost whispers the lyrics as she appears alone in a room with just the recorder.

Jasmine wrapped up her Cabinet of Natural Curiosities tour at the end of August, but look for more dates possibly in the next year. To find out more, please visit

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