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Album Review

Sampou takes a left turn from her usual folk-blues sound to embrace a bit more of modern rock arrangements and guitar sounds to cushion the brutal reality of her often pointed lyrics. It all works magnificently, with songs "Broken Pieces," "Hanging by a Thread" and "I Want You" all resonate with music and production every bit as fine as the songwriting they frame. Plenty of raw emotion and great sounds.


Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '90s

The young, up-and-coming Les Sampou may be a relative newcomer to the international folk/blues festival circuit, but she writes songs like she's been around forever. Her record deal came about relatively easily compared to the way a lot of blues and folk singers struggle in obscurity for years before being discovered. The Boston-based Sampou released an album herself, Sweet Perfume (1994), before being signed to Flying Fish/Rounder Records in 1995. Although by that point she'd already made the...
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  • $9.90
  • Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Music, Blues
  • Released: May 11, 1999

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