Husband-and-wife duo Jace Seavers and Dorothy Gilmore-Seavers have taken the stripped-down approach about as far as it can go: upright bass, a few finger snaps and a couple of human voices. With Dorothy’s sultry singing and Jace’s slinky bass lines and supporting vocals, the duo weave a sound somewhere between old-school swing and film-noir jazz. Add in their theatrical attire and stage antics, and Meet the Seavers performances become the closest thing Nashville has to a vintage vaudeville act. Highlights from their debut album Sugar in the Raw include “Give Me Flame!” (which recalls Peggy Lee’s version of “Fever”) and “The Cruelty You Flaunt,” a dose of sinister circus music that would have been perfect for Sweeney Todd. If David Lynch is shooting a carnival midway scene and needs a supporting act in the fire-swallowing tent, he need look no further. And any band whose name is the title of a Growing Pains episode (Season 6, episode 21) gets bonus points in our book — even though Dorothy and Jace say they’ve never seen the show
Jack Silverman - Nashville Scene
Seavers is an ambitious songwriter not afraid to drop mythic, literary and historic references. No simple-June clichés for him. He’s a songwriter unwilling to restrict himself to fawning lyrics and instead takes the existence of God, over a shuffle beat no less. He’s out to make a point. Seavers is a jazz male vocalist worth listening to.
Seavers has achieved the unthinkable- a jazz album with insightful lyrics as well as great music.
-Adam Flowers Murfreesboro Pulse
This is a jazz record for people who hate jazz.
Libby Wait -CD Baby