Veteran songwriter Louise Taylor’s 6th release, Tangerine features eleven previously unrecorded gems. Masterfully produced and recorded by Peter Gallway and Annie Gallup, Tangerine vibrates within it’s stripped back approach. Renowned drummer / percussionist Jerry Marotta lends his incredible talent to eight of the tracks. And it’s that simple: Taylor’s voice simmers with intent above her electric guitar.
Marotta’s playing is superbly understated and intuitive. These songs comes straight at you with a leveled honesty and depth born from the songs themselves and their subtle interpretations.
For Tangerine, Louise laid down her acoustic guitar and picked up a Duesenburg hollow body electric to great effect, creating a bed of tight rootsy grooves, and open visceral landscapes.
Known for her poetic and illuminating lyrical content, Taylor makes no compromise here. Standout cuts “Walk Five Miles”, “Give Over” and “Love in the Dark”, start a conversation that deepens with each listen. Tangerine is testament to the raw power of the songs and their writers, if ever worth their salt, over time they only get better.
Can't believe it's taken me this long to get this album - another beautiful record in a career full of beautiful records. Will never get tired of hearing Patty's view of the world, set to such exquisite music. Steve Lawson