There's something very comfortable about Maria Gillard's songs. Sure, they're about heartbreak and loss and healing (what else are songs about?) but you can't help thinking that she's right there in your living room, teaching you her wisdom.
That's because these songs, ranging from jazz to folk to swing, feel very lived-in (and that's not a comment on Ms. Gillard's age.) Though it may represent a year's worth of Ms. Gillard's songwriting, I can easily imagine her and her stellar co-musicians wearing grooves into these songs over a glass of wine. If you're looking for a thoughtful but mellow spin, Mending should be up your ally.
Must Be I'm In Love
Country Gal With the City Blues
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