Introducing Lizabett Russo

Transylvanian-born, Scotland-based, independent singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo humbly submitted her exquisite debut EP, The Traveller’s Song, to me for review. Upon listening, I’m shocked this girl isn’t worldwide news. Lizabett describes the EP as “3 songs of sadness and joy.” Each song has its own distinctively interesting style, but Lizabett’s unusual voice is the big draw here. Her otherworldly, robust lilt reminds me of My Brightest Diamond. I especially like the EP’s haunting folk-pop title track and the bluesy, trippy pop sound of “Tonight.” My only complaint is that it isn’t a full-length album. You can stream the entire EP and download a softer, acoustic version of “Tonight” via Soundcloud below…

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Allison Crowe: Five Classic Mp3s!

As a thank you of sorts for my rave review of her new album, NewFoundland Vinyl (both here at Muruch and on No Depression), Allison Crowe’s management has kindly allowed me to offer five of my favorite songs from her Live at Wood Hall album as free, legal mp3s. “By Your Side,” “Crayon & Ink,” “Immersed” and “Whether I’m Wrong” are all original songs written by Allison Crowe, while “Believe Me If All” is a traditional song rearranged by Allison. You can download those classic original songs below and you can still nab four brand new cover mp3s in the Newfoundland Vinyl review.

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