Coleman, Chelsea / Lullabies And Leavin' Songs
Album: Lullabies And Leavin' Songs   Collection:General
Artist:Coleman, Chelsea   Added:Nov 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-03-10 Pull Date: 2012-05-12
Week Ending: May 13 Mar 25
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 05, 2024: Traditions - Women in folk & country
Wearin' My Heart
3. May 10, 2012: Nick&Noah: The Radio Show
Wearin' My Heart
2. Jan 19, 2018: Traditions - Women's March Edition
This Thunder
4. Mar 18, 2012: That's Not Bluegrass
This Thunder

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-03-04
Berkeley based singer/songwriter/guitarist Chelsea Coleman’s debut EP is a likeable record, ranging stylistically from bright country-pop to spare folk. Her voice is a strong pop mezzo with just a hint of country (like, say, Mary Chapin Carpenter or Sheryl Crow). The songwriting here is very good: pretty on the outside, thoughtful & sad on the inside.

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1 ** Mid-tempo. Strummed 12-string, spooky lap steel. She’s thinking about leavin’. (4:16)

2 ** Slow beautiful ballad. Starts with just voice and finger-style acoustic; a full band joins: piano, bass, drums. She’s thinking about what it’ll be like after leaving. (4:52)

3 * Slow lullaby. Lovely, sad melody. She sings two voice tracks, backed by guitar, plus a gentle upright bass and drums. She’s alone now with just the baby. (5:11)

4 ** Very slow. Like Gillian Welsh might do: Americana feel, acoustic guitars, male harmony. A young woman anticipates her future with resignation and determination. (5:25)

5 *** Up-tempo for once. Country pop with a catchy tune, an especially strong vocal, and band accompaniment. She’s decided to remain unattached. (4:21)

6 *** Mid-tempo. Beautiful, well-sung folk song. Hints of rain include a melodic sample of “it’s raining, it’s pouring” and guitar picking that suggests Dylan’s “Buckets of Rain.” A sad cello accompanies. She’s sad and hurt, but still holding her head up and persevering. (5:22)

Track Listing
1. This Feeling This Feeling   4. One More Year
2. When The Dam Bursts   5. Wearin' My Heart
3. Vera Vera   6. This Thunder