The 2006 release from Jenny Whiteley.
"While it lacks the standout stunners of her last disc, 04's Hopetown, Jenny Whiteley's new Dear is a beautifully cohesive gem of a complete album. Exploring the intricacies of domestic life, Whiteley easily slips between twangy banjo-picking, slow 'n' sad Wurly-driven torch tunes, chipper roots ditties and one superlative he-said, she-said duet. A lovely, versatile singer who understands how to properly interpret a song for maximum emotional heft, Whiteley chooses well in her collaborators: Amy Millan provides dead-on harmonies, brother Dan delivers fab mandolin solos, and producer Steve Dawson's thoughtful organ accents add a Norah Jonesish quality that doesn't detract from the uniqueness of Whiteley's sound and will probably attract new fans. I do wish Whiteley surrounded herself with a few more people who'd challenge her, though. When the girl teams up with Jim Byrnes for the Loretta-and-Conwayish Other Side Of Life, you feel like you're hearing classic country all over again. And writing-wise, a little more dabbling in the darker side would put Whiteley over the top."
Learn more about Jenny Whiteley at http://www.jennywhiteley.com.
Learn more about Black Hen Music at http://www.blackhenmusic.com.
Possible influences include: Carolyn Mark, Sarah Harmer, Steve Dawson
Previews - Dear
01. Jenny Whiteley - Indoor Lightning - Listen!
02. Jenny Whiteley - Banjo Girl - Listen!
03. Jenny Whiteley - Unsung - Listen!
04. Jenny Whiteley - Heart of Gold - Listen!
05. Jenny Whiteley - Write Me Away - Listen!
06. Jenny Whiteley - Take Your Time and Do It Right - Listen!
07. Jenny Whiteley - Other Side Of Life - Listen!
08. Jenny Whiteley - Yellow Couch - Listen!
09. Jenny Whiteley - Four Storey Story - Listen!
10. Jenny Whiteley - You're The One - Listen!
11. Jenny Whiteley - Every Minute That You're In It - Listen!
12. Jenny Whiteley - When It Rains I Pour - Listen!
Bonus - Album package comes with complete artwork including three PDF pages!
Album File Size - MP3 Format - 61.41 MB