The bass hook in the opening track of the Lisa Piccirillo's debut album "Momentum" grabs you right away--wrapping you tightly in the delight of the first of eleven exceptionally well produced songs. Brew some good coffee, find a comfortable chair in a sunny corner of the house, and take in the entire album in one sitting at the start of your day. It's a perfect antidote to the dreadful, relentless drone of network news.
I first learned of Lisa's incredible vocal skill when she sang background vocals on Gregory Douglass' 2005 album, "Stark." From the get go, the release of her debut, full-length album was something I've highly anticipated and Momentum definitely delivers. She has a rich, smooth, sensual voice and a well-grounded, mature lyrical sensibility. When combine with the spot-on studio performances from some of the best musicians from the Northeast, a guest vocal performance from singer/songwriter Patrick Thomas, and the astute production of Syd, it all comes together in a package that is right at home in your playlist alongside the likes of Deb Tallan, Patty Griffin, and Edie Carey.
"You Never Say"
"Sandbar" (featuring Patrick Thomas)