Sunday song: Sacred and profane
Image: Elizabeth D.M. Wise
When Someone Wants To Leave - Allie Peden
Allie Peden's sacred/profane voice could only be American--as redolent of church choir practice in lemon oil polished pews as scratched blues 45s or stolen kisses in belly-high prairie grasses. Peden massages vowels like skin pressed to skin, fingers clenched fervently in prayer or the slow crawl of a lover's exploratory hand. She has an old voice, but the Nashville-based musician is still in her teens.
From With This Love (CD Baby, eMusic)
Allie Peden's Myspace.