After a short detour north, let’s continue our trip to New Orleans. A few days into Jazz Fest, my sister and I rolled into a bar on Frenchman Street to check out Jamie Lynn Vessels, whom a number of people I’d spoken to heartily recommended. As we made our way into the bar, I thought, “Hm — that bass guitar sure sounds like a Sonia Tetlow riff.” My eyes adjusted to the dark and lo, it was she.
What I’m saying is, musicianship aside, Vessels is a great judge of character.
But let’s talk about the important stuff. Vessels is a powerhouse guitarist, and her live performance is 500% rock’n’roll. Jamie Lynn Vessels, her second recording, shows Vessles equally at ease with straightforward rock’n’roll (“Casanova No More”) and country swing (“I’m Holding Up”). Vessels has a voice that would sound perfect while singing the dictionary. This is an unfortunately short review for an unfortunately short EP, but it’s worth your dimes and nickels.
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