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Low Down and Up
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
Singer Toni Price's two major influences, Nashville and Bonnie Raitt, are more than audible on her fourth album, Lowdown and Up. While Price's voice is also reminiscent of the same vocalists who influenced Raitt, there's l... more »
Singer Toni Price's two major influences, Nashville and Bonnie Raitt, are more than audible on her fourth album, Lowdown and Up. While Price's voice is also reminiscent of the same vocalists who influenced Raitt, there's little doubt as to where her original inspiration came from. Price mixes her blues with country and folk, a blend that will appeal to some and disenchant others. For those who like it, there's plenty here to like: a strong, but never overwhelming vocal style, and an expressive range that runs from seductive ("Comes Love") to upbeat ("Loserville Blues") to gentle ("Anything"). Price, who moved from Nashville to Austin in 1989, has incorporated a definite Texan flavor into her sound, and she's one of many artists who could rise to prominence as the Austin music scene continues to draw national attention. --Genevieve Williams
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Frederick Rudofsky | East Greenbush, NY USA | 07/06/1999
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"I'm biased: Toni Price is the best thing happening in Texas and perhaps the USA in the 1990's. Her latest cd is a perfect blend of blues, country, jazz and folk and only she can draw it all together. Get the album, get on her mailing list, and get to the Continental Club on Tuesday nights to see and hear her work her magic. This album is a classic from a classy woman."
New Toni Price Album!
Frederick Rudofsky | 03/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"TONI PRICE CROONS ON NEW ANTONE'S CD, `LOWDOWN AND UP'; ALBUM FEATURES DR. JOHN, JOHNNY GIMBLE & IAN McLAGAN Four Songs Contributed By Oscar-Nominated Songwriter Gwil OwenAUSTIN, Texas (March 3, 1999) - Toni Price, called by the Austin American Statesman "the bluesy goddess of the last bastion of Austin hippie cool," turns to what she calls "smooth and silky" on 'Lowdown And Up,' her fourth Antone's Records album, due for a street date of March 16, 1999. The album, produced by Price along with Texas veteran Derek O'Brien and recorded at Willie Nelson's Pedernales recording studio, features guest appearances by such musical legends as Dr. John, fiddler Johnny Gimble (Texas Playboys), pianist Ian McLagan (Faces), the late steel guitarist Jimmy Day (who has recorded with Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley) and the Leroi Brothers. Once again, Toni features four songs by songwriter Gwil Owen, who this year finds himself an Oscar nominee for his "A Soft Place To Fall," which he co-penned witn MCA Nashville recording artist Allison Moorer for the movie "The Horse Whisperer.""This album is smooth and silky...romantic. I picture couples dancing in their homes when they play it," says Price of 'Lowdown And Up.'Price has planned this album since the release of her 1997 acoustic live album, 'Sol Power,' recorded in West Texas. "I'm always thinking that far ahead," she says. She immersed herself in songs and enlisted a diverse selection: "Don't You Think I Feel It Too" was written by David Ball; "Foolin' Around" by Walter Hyatt and Libby Bosworth; "Remember Me" by Dr. John; "Wishing Well" by Steve Doerr of the Leroi Brothers; and "Rusty Ol' Red River" by folk singer Tim Henderson. In addition, she interpreted three classics: "Comes Love," originally recorded by Billie Holiday, "Why Is Love Like That" by Charles Brown, and Bonnie Raitt's "Out The Front Door." She emerged with a collection of songs so potent that, as she's observed, "It makes grown men cry!"Price will celebrate the release of the album with her fabled Tuesday "Hippie Hour" stint at the Austin's Continental Club. She has rarely missed a Tuesday stint in seven years, and the shows invariably reach capacity. In fact, she is so attached to the legendary South First Street beer hall that she even enlisted Shoeshine Charley, a club stalwart and often its MC, to introduce her on the album. "He's got a great, deep voice," she says. Toni Price will perform before many international visitors at Antone's on Friday, March 19 (exact time TBA.) She will also leave her home of Austin to perform "select tour dates" to support 'Lowdown And Up.' Even so, every Tuesday at "Hippie Hour," Toni Price will keep her regular stint. Just get there early to get a seat. ###"
Frederick Rudofsky | 08/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
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