Saturday, October 15, 2016

USA: Lissa Hattersley & Trip Trio-Twenty (2016)

Lissa Hattersley & Trip Trio | Twenty 

This EP-length CD offers up a short collection of crisp and smooth American (in the sense of ALL of the Americas!) tunes: a perfectly matched trio headed up by Lissa's clear and expressive vocals.

 Lissa Hattersley, whose fresh vocals belie her veteran status in the Austin music community, is joined here by stellar Austin guitarist Mike Barnes (who is also a song collaborator), the solid son Brad Taylor on bass, and the magnificent James Fenner on percussion. Keeping it simple and clean, this CD is short (takes about twenty minutes to listen to all the cuts--hence the name "twenty") and satisfying. And it represents well the combo as heard live.