Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson – Do Tell
It’s not often that you get to hear the sound of two vocalists come together that sound like a raw mix of Janis Joplin and Ray LaMontagne (check out Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, you’ll see what I mean). It’s a bluesy, freestyling ride that makes you believe the album was recorded as you hear it. No layering, just played and recorded all at once as all albums should be. I really hope this was the case.
In my opinion, the only hiccup is ‘Gotta Love’. It has an awesome start and awesome finish but how it got there didn’t seem to gel. But that’s my only criticism; these guys did so much right. For me, the standout track is ‘Excuse me’. It’s fun, loose and all the musicians sound like they had a ball laying this down. Check them out, Cara’s voice alone makes it worth it.
By Jim Corrigan