Finding Your Voice
Hang out long enough with any musician or writer, artist or creative type, and you’re likely to hear talk about the importance of finding your voice. It’s shorthand for what makes an individual artist different from everyone else in the same field – finding a way to channel one’s own unique perspective. The finding of one’s voice can be exciting (in the case of superstar Nashville producer Dave Cobb), fun (Star & Micey), illuminating (Ray LaMontagne), or can just feel like coming home (Grant-Lee Phillips). Regardless of the resulting vibe, all the albums we’re spotlighting this week feature artists finding their voice … and there’s not a dull moment in the bunch.