Singer-songwriter Tracy Shedd used the piano as her main instrument for her new EP88. With husband James Tritten riding shotgun on guitar, the couple play up a gentle storm of lush melodies. The big numbers are the drawn out Husbands & Wives, with meandering guitar striking up a conversation with the percussive piano motives, and West Inn Love, with the added glow of a lonesome cello.
Beautiful and bittersweet, the only flaw of this collection is it running time. Only five songs, but it makes a nice companion for her 2008 full length Cigarettes & Smoke Machines.
Tracy Shedd: vocals, piano
James Tritten: guitar
Becca Hummer: bass, viola, cello
Michael Hummer: drums for How Your Eyes Affect Me
Tasha Sabatino: drums for Husbands & Wives
EP88 is released on Eskimo Kiss Records (on blue 10" vinyl). Release date: February 23rd.Tracks:
- City At Night
- How Your Eyes Affect Me
- Tokyo Rose
- West Inn Love
- Husbands & Wives
HCTF review of Cigarettes & Smoke Machines.