CD Review: New Music From Independent Folk Artists Diamondwolf and Laura Joy
Seattle-duo Alicia Dara and Glen Cooper have rejoined as Diamondwolf to release their sophomore effort entitled "Your Time Has Come." The new album was released back in March and showcases the growth in their songwriting and allows each member to excel. The new ten song release begins with the Americana stomp rhythm of "When I Rise" as the duo stick close to each other vocally. Alicia looks to take the lead on the folk-rock appeal of "Crasher" and the soothing, gentleness of "Swan Song," which features the duo's amazing harmonies. Diamondwolf find a great folk-blues groove in "Burn Him Down," before closing with the fragile delivery of "Across The Water" and classic folk delivery of "Mantra," which allows Glen to finally step to the mic for the lead vocals. To find out more about Diamondwolf and their latest release "You Time Has Come," please visit diamondwolfmusic.com.
Also released in March was the latest EP from folk artist Laura Joy entitled "Between Our Words." Her voice reflects a younger Joni Mitchell at times while the lighter feel of the opener "Takes A While" makes her music very attractive and accommodating. Her songwriting shines on the uptempo folk/pop of "Moving On" as Laura Joy has her sights set on the mainstream of adult contemporary music. To find out more about Laura Joy and her latest release "Between Our Words," please visit laurajoymusic.com.