Anna Rose Menken may
only be 24 years old, however she must have one hell of a cool record
collection. Her debut EP - which previews an upcoming full-length
album - has lots of wise-beyond-her age influences shining through.
Rose is effortlessly
able to create songs that feel like you have known them for years and at the
same time feel totally new. A little Christine McVie here, a little
Ann Wilson there, a bit of Nanci Griffith over there and a lot of Anna Rose
all over the place.
The five-song sampler
has some terrific modern folk rock, from the mid-tempo driving acoustic
opener "Four Corners" to the complexly dark ballad "Picture" to the soft
beauty of "Wilshire Blvd."
shows lots of promise for this young singer. I can't wait for a
complete set from her.
Jay S. Jacobs
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Posted: November 15, 2009.