Deeper Shade of Blue
Meg's fourth Album is a rhythmic, sensual blend of cleverly written songs. There is a reminiscence of Patsy Cline in the title cut with a twist on the theme of who's cheating who. Meg's depth and spirituality shine throughout, especially in 'Guardian Angel', 'Deep Bay', and 'Take Me A-Sailing Home'. With Meg's featured ukulele on several songs, and pedal steel work from two of Vermont's finest musicians, Jim Pitman and Gordon Stone, this is her second CD with multi-talented producer Colin McCaffrey. ' Irish blends country, folk and pop into a sound capturing the joys and the sadness that make music with an Appalachian flavor so rich. On familiar covers( including ' You Are My Sunshine') and a batch of originals( such as the lively ' Never Tasted Love' featuring the pedal-steel of Gordon Stone), Irish shines a light on her smooth vocals that occasionally introduce flashes of yodeling.' Brent Hallenbeck, arts and entertainment writer, The Burlington Free Press ' With Martin acoustic in hand, she hits her stride on understated compositions such as the striking ' Deep Bay.' Here, the freckled muse quietly plucks her six string through a ballad that's sure to keep listeners rapt. Irish's evocotive imagery and motherly storytelling soothe like a cool cloth to the forehead.' Jarrett Berman, Seven Days, Burlington, Vermont.