Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Love the Mess ~ Rachel Loy
Jay R. Adler | Massapequa,NY | 06/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I appear to have a proclivity for choosing to review recording artists who for some undetermined and inexplicable reason are not playing stadium concerts and are not household word entertainers. Of course there are many justifiable notions why a particular performer is happy to assume these roles for their own vested interests and believe me I would always respect their views if I were to know what they were. Rachel Loy literally threw me across the room when I heard her vocals on Big Sky. I immediately began to research her as an artist and that brought me to another selection called The Same Man, a song about a soldier overseas that is simply outstanding in its delivery and especially exceptional lyrics although possibly located on a different CD.These two entries which I believe to be her best lead material also brings up another feature of Rachel as an interesting performer-besides her powerful vocals, she is an excellent guitarist. Rachel's voice, incidentally sounds like an amped up Rickie Lee Jones, certainly not as sultry or jazzy but puerile in a grabbing, invulnerable style. You have to get a hold of Rachel Loy's work, it is as per usual with the individuals in my other reviews who are regional or metro in their fan tentacles capable of whipping singer songwriters with multiple leaps ahead of her in airplay. My recommendation of Love the Mess as an unusually emotional and emotive piece is such that I think Rachel Loy will be a Lilith Fair type performer sometime soon and as sardonic as it may sound, Rachel will also begin to replace other more fragile and aging acoustic stars as the normal progression in the music business evolves and the "New Stars on Broadway" take over. I also offer my advice to promote Same Man now as a re-release when it is relevant again under better encompassing circumstances.
Jay Adler, Music Critic"