Following up on Beth Rowley's debut EP VIOLETS, her first full-length, LITTLE DREAMER, reveals the British singer-songwriter to be a gifted song stylist. Versed in both jazz and soul, like a midpoint between Amy Winehouse's gutbucket passion and Melody Gardot's refined cool, Rowley is a compelling singer with an excellent eye for material. Along with a batch of strong originals, covers include Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" done in an unexpected reggae take, as well as a more traditionally torchy version of Willie Nelson's "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground."
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AllMusic Review by Charity Stafford
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