Denice Franke is true to the folk spirit with this album. It's got a cleaner sound than a lot of other folk recordings, but it's honest and to the point. It's rare in these times to find great songwriters who can give you something beyond watered-down love songs and boring homages to one's self. These songs are gritty and full of true emotion. It's a story of life told by someone who is living. It's folk in it's purest strain.
The album opens with "A Little Bit Of Poison," which is one of the few songs on the album that wasn't written by Franke. It gets the door open so you can explore the rest of the wonderful songs on this album.
"Hard Comin' Home" is my favorite track on the album. It's got that gritty edge, but Franke's melodic vocals give it a welcoming feel. The vocals on this album are harsh enough to give the music credibility, but soothing enough to allow you to put your guard down. Franke is truly blessed in this regard.
This album has a lot to offer anyone who is willing to give it a listen. I enjoyed this CD from beginning to end and I have a feeling you will do the same. This album is one folk album that will have no problem finding a place in someones heart. Just relax, listen, and enjoy.
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