Wendy Bucklew Wendy Bucklew
- Released: September 3, 2003
- Label: Silverwolf
- 1.Jealous Type
- 2.One Good Reason
- 3.Asleep in the Swing
- 4.I Want
- 5.Big Box
- 6.Rewind, Play
- 7.Something Better
- 8.White Lies Forgiven
- 9.Too Kind
- 10.Oh, Well
- 11.Hold That Thought
Personnel: Wendy Bucklew (vocals, acoustic guitar, kalimba); Dede Vogt (acoustic & electric guitars, bass, tambourine); David Patterson (electric guitar); Jane Scarpantoni (cello); Michael Lorant (accordion); Ben Gettys, Jason Mogi (drums, woodblock); David Stohauer (floor drum, shakers, tambourine); Michelle Malone (background vocals).
Recorded at Sound & Fury Studios, Atlanta, Georgia in 1996.
Personnel: Wendy Bucklew (vocals, guitar, percussion); DeDe Vogt (various instruments); jason Mogi (drums).
Personnel: Wendy Bucklew (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vibraslap); De De Vogt (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, electric bass, tambourine); David Patterson (electric guitar); Jane Scarpantoni (cello); Michael Lorant (accordion).
Wendy Bucklew's Asleep in the Swing (reissued as a self-titled album) is a folky singer/songwriter album with an appealingly soulful sound. Her singing isn't as overpowering as Janis Joplin, for example, but she does have some of Melissa Etheridge's grit without sounding raspy or overwrought. She isn't quite as jazzy as Joni Mitchell, but her voice does swoop and soar on occasion instead of just following a staid route, and she does manage to make her music sound both intimate and sophisticated, even though the album doesn't have a lot of fancy instrumentation. The songs usually feature Bucklew on acoustic guitar, DeDe Vogt on electric bass, and Jason Mogi on drums; occasionally there's an electric guitar, a few tracks have harmony vocals, and there's an accordion on "One Good Reason," a cello on "Rewind, Play," and a couple other instruments here and there (although both "Big Box" and "Oh, Well feature just Bucklew and her guitar). The musicianship is generally good, as are the songs themselves, and overall this is a very satisfying album. ~ Todd Kristel
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