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Leerone - Imaginary Biographies

Imaginary Biographies

Leerone

Available from CD Baby.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic
(rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com)

I like Leerone's full length debut, especially the last track.

Now I know that sounds wise ass at first but here's the deal: Without the specters of her influences looming large (and they do!) "Life Could Be" lets us hear this engaging,

LA singer/songwriter in her own deserving, bright light; a hybrid of masters coalescing into one.

To get there though, we start at the overly Lennonesque To Fill The Void (John also plays a very large roll in the ballad Junk/Peace of Mind). Then the Tori overtones ring loud and clear on Care for Some Whiskey? The ominous, drums, bass, and piano driven Bring It On even with it's Plastic Ono references, does tease us with Leerone's true identity until Bush (Kate, that is) takes her seat on Leerone's piano bench for the otherwise inventive Empty House. With her obvious and abundant creativity and those of her mentors whipping about, it is a small wonder that producer Christopher Fudurich (Matthew Sweet, Jimmy Eat World) manages to keep Imaginary Biographies clear and focused.

Here's hoping that as she experiences and aspires, Leerone continues to hone and focus, becoming her own artist; grateful to the past but not locked in its sway. So that in the future we can separate her from the rest of the pack.

Track List:

  • To Fill the Void
  • Happy Homemade
  • Junk/Peace of Mind
  • Care for Some Whiskey?
  • Here On Earth/The Opening
  • Bring It On
  • Empty Houses
  • Rosie Lee
  • Share
  • Knocking
  • Life Could Be
Produced by Christopher Fudurich

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2008, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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