singer/songwriter Sahara Smith may only be 22, but she is turning some
pretty impressive heads in music. Straddling an interesting space
between homey intimacy and arty delicacy, her debut disk (after eight years
writing and performing) is rather shockingly good.
Getting assists by
the hip likes of T-Bone Burnett and Mark Ribot (Tom Waits' guitarist), this
album sounds shockingly assured for a first album, even more so for an
Smith has an ethereal
voice similar to Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, but her songwriting talent
is even sharper than that terrific but occasionally sleepy outfit.
Search Myth of the
Heart out. It is certainly one of the finest debut albums of the
Jay S. Jacobs
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Posted: February 5, 2011.