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Patricia Vonne - Guitars & Castanets

Guitars & Castanets

Patricia Vonne

CUSA 2000

CoraZong Records
Mozartstraat 54
1962ac Heemskerk
The Netherlands

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

With a spacious as the Great Plains guitar sound and a husky vocal sensuousness, Vonne crashes through the standard singer/songwriter fair with an immediate, stylistic flair all her own.

But (and this is a loaded qualifier) the music on this first American release for the Euro-imprint Corazong is nothing we haven't heard before on either side of the Atlantic or the Pacific for that matter. Four/four four/four verse chorus verse chorus four/four. The Spanish inflections are just what you'd expect with the high nylon string guitars and percussion. Lyrically, we're re-introduced to the lone, riding cowboy and the broken hearts he's either riding away from or towards.

Vonne's rootsy Tex Mex stew includes Charlie Sexton (Rebel Bride); keyboardist Mike Ramos (Lonesome Rider and Long Season); and Austin sax legend Johnny Reno blowin' up a Texas storm on the all too predictably titled Sax Maniac.

Guitars & Castanets is enhanced with the 'Traeme Paz' video, directed by Vonne's brother and collaborator Robert Rodriquez. For those looking for more Vonne, the guitar slinger can be seen as Zorro Girl in the Rodriquez directed big screen adaptation of the grand noir 'Sin City'.

Track List:

  • Joe's Gone Ridin
  • Texas Burning
  • La Gitana de Triana
  • Rebel Bride
  • Lonesome Rider
  • Guitarras y Castanuelas
  • Long Season
  • Fiesta Sangria
  • Blood On The Tracks
  • Sax Maniac
Produced by: Carl Thiel

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

Copyright 2005, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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