Real american roots music
echoes of empires | San Francisco, CA USA | 02/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rebby Sharp's music is peculiarly wonderful. In a folk/traditional style, full of curious poetic asides, she writes both silly and haunting songs and brilliantly remakes old chestnuts with new lyrics that reimagine the originals - such as "I'm So Hot" by the Stones, "Sitting on Top of The World" (trad), and a hymn-like song she calls "Some Men". As she writes on the album cover, this music is trance or vision producing ((not of the new age variety)) - and that's what it sounds like - songs written in trance, or in dreams, playful, quirky, insightful, and some very mysterious and haunting. With all the raving about current day retro 'american roots' musicians it's just too bad that more folks don't know about this album because Rebby is a true original. By the way, Rebby has a website in which she sells her artwork, which includes poetry/lyrics as magnificent as the ones on this record. Google her and the address will come up."