FAME Review: Treasa Levasseur - Broad
Treasa Levasseur - Broad


Treasa Levasseur

Available from Treasa Levasseur's web site.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Bob Gottlieb

This Canadian singer is very ambitious on this her third disc, writing nine of the twelve songs, working with four different bands, four different producers, and in three studios, and the audible results show that it was worth it. Perhaps the title of this disc comes from the wide perspective of producers and bands, or maybe it is from her musical influences, look at the writers of the three covers, Randy Newman, and fellow Canadians Neil Young and Independent artist Mike Evin. With all this diversity this disc sounds to be a cohesive whole, there is flow and continuity in her music no matter which band is playing in whichever studio.

On four of the tracks she is accompanied by Monkey Junk, the Ottawa based blues/roots band that is beginning to attract much notice, the producer here is the band's harmonica player Steve Marriner. Raoul and The Big Time, a blues band out of Toronto accompanies her on three tracks that are produced by their bass player, Terry Wilkins. Three songs are with Treasa's own hand picked band, The Daily Special, produced by guitarist David Baxter, and Ken Whiteley produces two cuts that remain with no notes who is in the band.

Levasseur's musical leaning is into blues and roots music, with an edge to it. She is a vocalist and shows her she has some serious talent whether the music veers toward folk/blues with some roots in the soul of the music. She is a singer who puts her heart into her music and it is very apparent in what we hear.

Track List:

  • Much Too Much
  • A Little Pride
  • God's Song
  • Feel Good Time
  • Still Got Love
  • Do Run
  • No Holds Barred
  • What We're Worth
  • Davey
  • Walk On
  • We Should Dance
  • Let Me Sleep on It

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2012, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.
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