Tami Neilson (from the album Sassafrass!)
A tree found in eastern North America and eastern Asia, Sassafrass! is the totem for the recent release from New Zealander Tami Neilson. The Sassfrass! tree has properties that can be used as food, as medicine, and for its aromatic benefits. Tami Nielson matches the tracks on Sassfrass!, creating tunes for the album grown from honky tonk roots, branching out with a slinky, horn-fueled groove to introduce “Devil in a Dress”, giving notice to haters, spitting out warnings on a rumble with “Stay Outta My Business”, waking slowly on a dreamlike melody to face the day in “Manitoba Sunrise at Motel 6”, and whispers “One Thought of You” on moody Country-tinged Jazz.
A trinity of female singers can be heard in the songs of Tami Neilson as she takes a ballad and wrings every drop of emotion from “Good Man” ala Patsy Cline, scratches a rock’n’roll itch with rockabilly strums in the Wanda Jackson-inspired “Kitty Cat” while Sassfrass! shakes out a South American rhythm, channeling Peggy Lee in the beat of “Bananas”. Tami Neilson digs into the soul of the song as she describes a tough life with “A Woman’s Pain”, walks through a rhythmic fog in the Hollywood noir story of “Smoking Gun”, and polishes “Diamond Ring” with a staccato beat bounce.
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