Where Birds Meet in the Rain

1) I've Got My Rendezvous Too
2) Information Highway
3) Little World
4) Cabo Liberte
5) How to Play
6) Teach You
7) Fire
8) Abstract
9) The Likes of Jeannie
10) Aqua

Fans of idiosyncratic, folky pop-rock will appreciate the darker lyrical content of singer/songwriter Bridget Brigitte's musical mix, which includes cello, flute, harp, and percussion. The music carries a conventional, ecstatic pop-rock feel but is curbed by a repenting intensity.

In "The Likes of Jeannie" Brigitte sings, "When you tried them, in the middle of the night, when the inspiration's right and there's only her intrigue / hoping for the best, planning for the worst / you're your own best counselor." These lines are emblematic of Brigitte's lyricism: dark, ambiguous, and perhaps a tad too personal. However, this quality defies categorization and catapults Brigitte into a legion of songwriters whose messages surpass empty phrases.

Not everything is hard and heavy. Overall, the disk is a good mix of upbeat rock with a few melancholy ballads thrown in for balance. The arrangements carry the echoes of different artists and styles ranging from folk, rock, blues, and country, all nicely paced. "Abstract" and "Aqua" are entirely instrumental, driven by acoustic guitar and synths. Layered synths create a beautiful interplay between rhythm and melody. Few groups equally utilize keyboards and guitar this effectively.

--- Hometown CD Review 3-17-05

Contributing performers:
Bridget Brigitte (vocals, guitar, piano, synths, troubadour harp)
Dave Curtis (bass)
Allan Phillips (percussion)
Chris Lancaster (cello)
ay Metz (percussion)
Paul Kimbarow (drums, percussion)
Joe Marlett (shaker)


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