Befitting their storied tradition of solving one problem while creating another, it was my mother-in-law who set the tone for this review. While running a few errands the other day, I slipped Deeper Waters into the player, and made our way towards town. About five or six songs in, my mother-in-law says "I don't know who the hell this girl is but she sure can sing!"
And thus, the conundrum.
Vecchione sure can sing with the best of them, but her original songs (with the exception of the stand-tall, take it all opener Jane and the Tin Pan Alley shuffle Breaking Heart In NYC) lean towards your standard, mainstream country and that's a sharp, double edged sword. They could go on and be hits or they could just be swallowed up in the machinery. To me, though well crafted and yes, very well sung, there's little to distinguish them from other mainstream country songs. Vecchione's got the goods. I just hope she takes a few more chances in the future.
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