"It's only in uncertainty/That we're naked and alive."
There's something about a live acoustic performance that transcends anything that you can pull off in a studio; there are no tricks, no gimmicks, just an artist up on a microphone with a guitar trying to impart their essence. This CD was pulled together from a single live performance in a cavernous art gallery, and it really catches the intimacy and expressiveness of a Namoli Brennet show, complete with crowd noise and cell phones. It's kinda raw, edgy, sweet and very intimate, very REAL. You can almost hear the risk, the tiptoeing up to the edge, where all the best stuff happens.
More official-type bio:
This indie singer/songwriter has been criss-crossing the country in her battered Volvo since 2002. She’s been sighted everywhere from the San Diego Indie Music Fest to Cambridge’s Club Passim and New York’s legendary Bitter End. In between releasing 5 CDs on her own label, Girl’s Gotta Eat Records, she’s shared stages with Melissa Ferrick, Jill Sobule, Michelle Shocked, Alix Olson, Garrison Starr and Tim Easton. She's a 4-time Outmusic award nominee who's music has been featured in the Advocate, Chicago Free Press, Tucson Weekly and Performing Songwriter Magazine.
The real reason to come see her? Namoli is sheer musical bliss when she’s singing her songs, songs that offer an unmatched poetic wit and a funky style of folk that's inspired and original. You’ll walk away with that uniquely wonderful feeling that you get when you’ve just heard an artist who effortlessly touches your very breath. She’s a rare and true prodigy who, while playing guitar and singing, often straps on a harmonica, plays a bass drum with her right foot and a tambourine with her left and makes all of it effortlessly support her achingly personal and precise songs.