Acclaimed NYC folk pop songstress Linda Draper releases a limited edition 4-song CD-EP, "Traces Of" as a sneak peek at her upcoming full length "Keepsake" (due early 2007). "Keepsake" is the follow up to 2005's critically lauded "One Two Three Four," produced by Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500, Sonic Youth). "Traces Of" is produced by Linda and Major Matt Mason (Adam Green, Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis), and showcases Linda's brilliant songwriting and her skill with well-chosen covers. The title track is a breezy, jazz-tinged atmospheric folk pop classic, with strummy acoustic guitar, a light touch of bass and percussion, whispery vocals, and a splash of piano. On the b-side, "Big Blue Sky" (originally heard on "One Two Three Four") appears in stripped-down, intimate fashion, just Linda's enchanting vocals and acoustic guitar. Then there are the covers: Phil Ochs' classic "Flower Lady" brought back to life with Linda's wonderful reading and Kramer's orchestrated excellence, and Harry Nilsson's "The Lottery Song," a fun pop ditty which makes for a fine duet with The Voyces' Brian Wurschum.