Jayme Kelly Curtis - In A Rushing Stream

In A Rushing Stream

Jayme Kelly Curtis

PurrGirl Music
P.O.Box1478
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
jayme@purrgirl.com

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Guntram Gudowius
(gg10555@yahoo.de)

Jayme Curtis introduces us to twelve songs on her debut CD In A Rushing Stream, which received praise from various California radio stations. A pleasant effort of mostly mellow music with a 'new age' touch, the production is too smooth and polished for my taste. The tunes lacked a 'hook' to really grab me!

My two favorites are the somewhat honky-tonk Lifeline, with strong piano accompaniment and fun harmony singing (Jayme & Jayme) and Big City Blues, a sparse arrangement. Her voice displays an interesting rough edge that otherwise disappears behind the glaze.

Jayme chose Bay area musicians including Santana's percussionist and bass player, so quality is abundant. Still, I feel there´s too many cymbals, little bells and other embellishments distracting from the songs. Overall, In a Rushing Stream, demonstrates true talent that can blossom in the future!

Track List:

  • Documentary
  • Alchemy
  • Lifeline
  • Big City Blues
  • Lanternland
  • Sideshow
  • Searchlight
  • Locked Out
  • Magic Colorado
  • Years May Go By
  • Shape Of Your Heart
  • Circle Of Joy

Musicians:

Jayme Kelly Curtis - acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Bruce Argyle - electric and acoustic guitar
Walter Bankovitch - piano, synth bass and strings
Barbara Ann Barnett - accordion
Jimmy Biala - percussion
Rolly Brown - fingerstyle guitar
Lisa Burns - upright bass, Azola Bug Bass
Preston Carter - electric and upright bass
Myron Dove - electric five-string F bass, Azola upright bass
Bill Horvitz - electric guitar
Tony Marcus - violin
Dave Meniketti - Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster (lead) guitar, electric bass, backing vocals
Midyne Spear - Celtic harp

Produced by Jayme Kelly Curtis and Dave Meniketti

Edited by: Tammy D. Moon

Copyright 2001, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
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