Air Play Direct member Marisa Yeaman is with 'Voices From the Underground', in good company in the March edition of the Euro Americana Chart. Only Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller and Lucinda Williams score better in the Top 5, and there we find the Australian singer - songwriter - currently residing in the Netherlands - an achievement most could certainly live with. Marisa's new self - produced album is clearly introspective inspiration and the lovely woman introduces us with the opening track 'Warm Night in Austin' about her quest for finding musical simpatico in Austin, she follows it with 'Straggler in the Human Race' a bare bones take on how it feels to be an artist at times driven by a quick buck mentality illustrated beautifully.

'Road Case Blues' - with Matty Vehl / piano & Dave steel / lead guitar - about the life of an artist on the road at the end of a concert tour longing for her lover on the home front ... "Every bar I play one bar is closer to you" as long as one survives the scene of the smoke and dark feelings of 'Nighthawks Lament'. Marisa Yeaman with 'Voices from the Underground' - as with its predecessors 'Pure Motive' ('06), 'Roadmap Heart' ('08) - does not cover everyday home, garden, kitchen tales, but dares to go deeper into story songs like 'Galileo', 'Nightingale' and 'Montmartre Tonight' broaching themes and issues that not many currently discuss, as you know .... Marisa Yeaman on the contrary, succeeds with the help some of Australia's finest musicians in showing that we can give the world something more positive, and she also has a solution to the soaring fuel prices, 'Love Will Keep Me Warm' (with Garrett Costigan on pedal steel) ....( SWA)

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