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Right up there with “perfect moment” masterpieces as Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes, Mazzy Star’s She Hangs Brightly, Suzanne Vega’s self-tiled album from 1985 and Milla Jovovich’s critically underrated The Divine Comedy from 1994, this coming Tuesday a first glimpse at a 21-year old Choctaw native is as powerful, immediate and gripping as it comes. With a voice like Billie Holiday’s trippin’ kid sister raised on T. Rex demos and Radiohead ballads,
Samantha Crain’s The Confiscation: A Musical Novella is a stunning introduction to a refreshing, metaphysical artist that demands attention. There must be something special about the mothering Oklahoma creek water that produces so many amazing singer/songwriters, from Woody Guthrie to the Flaming Lips, perhaps eternally downstream from a mellow, pondering herd of sensimilla-cud chewing heifers.
Tastefully packaged in a cardboard Digipak that mimics an old family photo album, the five-song EP is on the hip old timey Ramseur Records imprint — the perfect home for her national debut, also releasing the long awaited Second Gleam from the Avett Brothers next week…
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” hosts Gavin Rossdale of Bush this evening, Coldplay on Thursday and One Republic on Friday; “The Late Show with David Letterman” welcomes the Hold Steady tonight, John Mellencamp on Thursday and Augustana on Tuesday; “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” boasts the SteelDrivers on Friday overnight; and on Thursday VH1 debut’s its “Rock Honors” tribute to the Who, recorded five days prior with featured performances by Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, the Flaming Lips and Incubus.