Paula Lalish fell in love with the harp as a child, when she saw her first Marx Brothers movie ("A Night at the Opera": highly recommended). But she was grown up before she discovered the folk harp: smaller, simpler, and more affordable than Harpo's golden giant.
The harp is the instrument of angels, of course. But it was Harpo's talent for the intersection of heaven and humor that inspired this album. The harp may be ethereal, but the songs are earthy, irreverent, and proud of it.
The album begins with a coming-of-age ballad, admonishing young women to take charge of their own destinies. It ends with an homage to the undervalued condition of being old and female. And in between, there are skewed views of everything from politics to romance: a complete life cycle, if you will. Or even if you won't.
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