Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 01/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sara Hickman amassed a following in her native Texas with an early version of this debut CD. "Equal Scary People" possessed equal parts charm (500 X the Train Song), delicacy ("Simply") and sheer personality ("I Wish I Were A Princess"). The resulting mix of folk and pop suggested Joni Mitchell with a sense of humor, or a country music star without the pretense. ("Simply" could have as easily charted Country as it did Adult Contemporary.)
Another highlight of "Equal Scary People" was Sara's cover of James Brown's "This is a Man's World." She completely transforms the meaning of the song, and made her an artist to watch. Her career followed many of the same paths...mixing styles of music to folk while imprinting her personality on the songs themselves. "Equal Scary People" is just one of many excellent Sara Hickman albums."