Friday, April 24, 2009

Laurie McClain (by Suzie)

I went to a house concert last night for Laurie McClain, and I'll see her again in concert Sunday in Tampa. She has this weary innocence, this voice, that never fails to move me. My favorite is "I Wanna Be Like You," but I couldn't find a video of it. I like it even better now that I can see her singing to a child. I look forward to listening to her new CD, "Ascend." Others have compared her to Gram Parsons, Dar Williams and Iris Dement.