Sunday, October 22, 2006

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.


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