Part-Time Texan Vanessa Peters Tours Europe, Prepares New Disc For March Release
|Juri de Luca|
Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up, produced by Salim Nourallah, is Peters' fourth full-length and it's quite a bold step forward from what's she's done in the past; Nourallah adds just the right amount of muscle to Peters' soft-spoken tales of romantic ennui.
Local folks will have to wait until early March to get a hold of Sweetheart, but I think the wait should be worth it; songs such as "Good News" and "The Next Big Bang" showcase a songwriter with a unique and clear vision. Sure, the music and vocals are definitely Lisa Loeb-influenced, but the songs themselves demonstrate a range and depth that probably justifies Peters' traveling expenses.
Look for a local CD release show sometime in March. Perhaps a good turnout could convince Peters to make North Texas more than a part time abode.