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Moods: Solo Female Artist Folk: Free-folk Folk: Political Folk Folk: like Ani Folk: Political

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Esther Sparks

Esther Sparks’ 2004 debut Dirty Little Fingers introduced the work of a promising singer/songwriter. Two years later, her sophomore effort reveals the significant strides made in her craft since then. …Whereas many a folk song has pleaded for world peace, Sparks’ “Peace” cleverly satirizes the superpowers’ self-serving rhetoric with such killer lines as “We have come to bring you peace / Won’t you just surrender please.” Heady stuff, and an avenue Sparks should delve into more since she has a knack for delivering powerful messages. Other songs share a reverence for love and family. Domestic themes may seem straightforward, but they’re usually tied to a greater spiritual relationship in which one can’t exist without the other. That alone probably best explains the honest nature of her lyrics where seemingly nothing, even a raw emotion or a revealing self-discovery, is ever held back. - Offbeat Magazine