Mare Wakefield | Girlfriend

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Girlfriend

by Mare Wakefield

Progressive folk diva, channeling the dreams of Joni Mitchell, Loretta Lynne and Rosie O'Donnell.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. The Brink
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2. Taxi
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3. Rankin House
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4. My Dog Jesus
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5. Oklahoma Roots
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6. Girlfriend
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7. True Weakness
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8. Barbie
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9. My Friend Joe
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10. Noah
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A wise man once said, "Talking about music is like whistling about chickens." But if we have to try and tell you what Mare (pronounced Mary) and her music is all about we'll give you two words: Progessive Folk.

The recipe isn't hard to follow.

Start with a base of Joni Mitchell to create the petal soft/wailing banshee voice.

Add two parts Bob Dylan for the intelligent lyrics and refreshing rhymes.

Mix in a tiny bit of Loretta Lynne and Crystal Gayle for somedown-home twang.

...and finally, top with a sprinkling of Sinead O'Connor for the modern edge and soulful delivery.

Serve hot!


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Nicki Ehrlich For Victory Music Review

Wakefield's humor and technique shine from a powerful voice that reaches both en
Mare is one of those rich recorded sounds that you're sure you've heard before and then continue to listen to just because it's so good. "The Brink" throws a bouncy rhythm at you to get you going, "Taxi" reminds me of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit"... Wakefield slides into blues with "Rankin House" and the title cut, "Girlfriend," is one of the snappiest songs I've ever heard about battery. Yes, she touches on all political fronts, but if you didn't want to know it you wouldn't. The songs, the voice, the band is just plain good! A voice a bit reminiscent of early k.d. lang, poignant story-telling, diverse scenarios. Wakefield's humor and technique shine from a powerful voice that reaches both ends of the scale. Acoustic Folk-Rock with a secret ingredient I can't quite put my finger on. Let me listen again

Scott D. Lewis For The Rocket, Portland Oregon

Wakefield has a clear, energetic and confident voice...
Vocalist/acoustic guitarist Mare Wakefield and her quartet, aided by a bevy of buddies, vacillate between blues-lite- pop-rock, straight -up folk tunes, airy ballads and even one joyous bit of rollicking honly-tonk swagger, "Rankin House." The playing all around is spot-on and the violin, slide guitar and piano extras add much to the folksy crust. In this case, more is better. Wakefield has a clear, energetic and confident voice that bounces off the band's thick walls quite well and even holds humor for the charming body-image dig of "Barbie." ...A very nice introduction, keep your eye on the oven.

Mamajoe Music

Baby, you gotta hear this!
The lyrics to Barbie, the slide guitar on Oklahoma roots, the spunk of The Brink...all of these things and more in one CD. This debut from Mare Wakefield is a must-have for anyone interested in folk or acoustic music with an edge. If Crystal Gayle and Chrissie Hynde (from The Pretenders) merged into one person, it would be Mare Wakefield.

Mamajoe Music

Baby, you gotta hear this!
The lyrics to Barbie, the slide guitar on Oklahoma Roots, the spunk of The Brink...all of these things and more in one CD. This debut from Mare Wakefield is a must-have for anyone interested in folk or acoustic music with an edge. If Crystal Gayle and Chrissie Hynde merged into one person, it would be Mare Wakefield.