Michael Veitch

NY Journal

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Featuring mature, articulate songwriting along with pleasantly expressive vocals and full, expertly textured production, singer/songwriter Michael Veitch delivers a meticulously crafted song cycle, dealing with topics of family, love, and other generally optimistic musings. Sometimes sounding like a folk-pop Elvis Costello, especially on "Anybody but You" on which Shawn Colvin adds backup harmonies, Veitch's sound isn't easily pinned down. Delicate piano ballads like "Tru-Love" featuring Susan Werner are balanced with stronger folk elements on the acoustic guitar and harmonica driven "Time Wins Again," and more blues-influenced elements on "Rottentown," which also displays Veitch's impressive guitar skills. A thoughtful songwriter, Veitch is also capable of making poignant statements, as in the reflective "Time Wins Again." All things said, NY Journal is the work of substantial talent.

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