Australian born Marisa Yeaman now lives in the Netherlands. Her third album 'Voices from the Underground', released on her own label, and produced by herself, is proof of her ability: beautiful introspective songs that tell stories of her own personal journey and in which she shares her personal view of the world, that are a sheer joy to listen to. Yeaman has a good ear for the right instrument at the right time: Dave Steel's dobro on Straggler in the human race and Tristan Ludowyk's trumpet in Nighthawks lament are elegant examples. Marisa's vocal qualities seem only to have risen since 'Roadmap Heart'. Next to earlier references to Shawn Colvin and Eliza Gilkyson, I would add a hint of Chrissie Hynde and Mary Chapin, but only for those who need a reference, because the songs an qualities of Yeaman stand out on their own by now. Some might experience the lack of an uptempo song, but that does also mean that 'Voices from the Underground' is a fantastic album to enjoy, late at night, with a good glass and good company.

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'Voices from the Underground' - Marisa Yeaman
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