Liz Brasher (from the album Painted Images available on Fat Possum Records)
The glow reflected from Painted Image, the recent debut release from Liz Brasher, shines with the purity of Soul music. Painted Imageliberally draws from all the available paths taken for the style, infusing the songs while standing on a common ground created by the blending of Soul along with Rock’n’Roll. Liz Brasher’s voice rises as her love sinks deep into hurt on “Cold Soul” while the sound of strings bandages the memories with tightly woven notes. The heartbeat thump of a solid rhythm section inspires resolve in “Hand to the Plow” while the power of Liz’s vocal becomes the centerpoint when “Air” surrounds her words with hushed notes and chords. The sound of Painted Imageholds allegiance for two geographical influences. Liz Brasher spent her formative years in rural North Carolina prior to adopting Memphis, Tennessee as her musical home base.
Strutting into Painted Imageon a thick groove, Liz Brasher addresses her religious upbringing, moving into secular music as she embraces her southern heritage in “Blood of the Lamb”. Painted Imageproudly owns its Rock’n’Soul, never playing favorites with either genre as the melodies frolic on nighttime surf sounds with “Moon Baby” as Liz Brasher samples from a Soul buffet with a syrupy bass line and crisp drumming as “Love Feasts” fills its sonic plate with heavy beats of rhythmic slicing and dicing. Liz Brasher presents Soul music in real time, delivering her songs with a full band backing, foregoing the sounds of studio Soul to give Painted Imagea live performance feel and form. The percussion is infectious on “Every Day”, the triphammer beat becoming a trance as Liz Brasher points a finger with her pen, supported by wiggling guitar lines and a wandering trumpet tone echoing through the tune. Painted Imagegently begins the title track on lightly touched guitar strings while Liz Brasher shines with commitment to the future in “Body of Mine” using the guitar lead sharp notes to poke holes in past pain.
Listen and buy the music of Liz Brasher from AMAZON