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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Trixie Whitley has played stages all over the globe, but she is best known, if at all, as the lead vocalist of Daniel Lanois' supergroup Black Dub. Whitley, still in her twenties, is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with the confidence and savvy of a schooled veteran. She's been performing in Europe and New York since she was a kid, in mediums ranging from music and dance to theater. Fourth Corner is her debut full-length; it follows three EPs that began with 2008's Strong Blood (produced with Me'Shell Ndegéocello and Dougie Bowne). She is the daughter of the innovative guitarist and songwriter Chris Whitley. Her primary collaborators on this self-penned 11-song set ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Trixie Whitley has played stages all over the globe, but she is best known, if at all, as the lead vocalist of Daniel Lanois' supergroup Black Dub. Whitley, still in her twenties, is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with the confidence and savvy of a schooled veteran. She's been performing in Europe and New York since she was a kid, in mediums ranging from music and dance to theater. Fourth Corner is her debut full-length; it follows three EPs that began with 2008's Strong Blood (produced with Me'Shell Ndegéocello and Dougie Bowne). She is the daughter of the innovative guitarist and songwriter Chris Whitley. Her primary collaborators on this self-penned 11-song set are producer/keyboardist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), and engineer Pat Dillett -- both have lengthy credit sheets. There are a handful of other guests, including drummer Ben Perowski and Black Dub bassist Daryl Johnson. Lead-off single "Breathe You in My Dreams," with its brooding, elegiac intensity, sparse instrumentation, nocturnal effects, and deeply soulful vocals is an excellent introduction to her gifts as singer and writer. Whitley is firmly grounded in roots traditions -- vintage soul, R&B, blues, and rock -- but she invests them with a 21st century modernism that extends these traditions toward indie rock with intuitive production, wily hooks, strategic effects, solid lyrics, and that amazing voice. She peels the leathery scars off the listener's heart while bearing her own in each tune. Her slide guitar playing is clearly influenced by her late dad's (the barely contained feedback and distortion in the scorching rocker "Hotel No Name" and the lone National Steel blues in the moving closer "Oh, The Joy" are prime examples), but it's never the focal point; it's an elemental service to her songwriting, as are her drumming, bass playing, and piano skills). "Pieces," with its layered chamber strings and skeletal percussion loop, support the emotional tightrope that is her singing. "I Need Your Love" is a hybrid retro-soul with an infectious nodding rhythm. The jazzy "Morelia," is elegant but packs a wallop. The atmospheric title cut unwinds gradually, hovering and drifting on a shimmering frame with only her voice to ground and illuminate the poetic crevices in the lyric and shed light on the rumbling emotions beneath. Fourth Corner establishes Whitley as a sophisticated, mature songwriter and a passionate vocalist only beginning to realize her powers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • Label: Strong Blood Records
  • UPC: 859709051123
  • Catalog Number: 2107025
  • Sales rank: 27,593

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Irene (4:02)
  2. 2 Never Enough (3:40)
  3. 3 Pieces (4:38)
  4. 4 Need Your Love (3:33)
  5. 5 Silent Rebel, Pt. 2 (4:43)
  6. 6 Breathe You In My Dreams (4:19)
  7. 7 Gradual Return (3:41)
  8. 8 Hotel No Name (4:12)
  9. 9 Morelia (4:49)
  10. 10 Fourth Corner (4:37)
  11. 11 Oh, the Joy (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trixie Whitley Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Dougie Bowne Drum Loop
Ben Perowski Drums
Thomas Bartlett Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Sam Cohen Guitar
Yuval Lion Drums
Rob Moose Strings
Josh Kaufman Bass, Guitar
Mark Kelley Bass
Daryl Johnson Bass
Technical Credits
Mark Howard Engineer
Stephen Barber String Arrangements
Greg Calbi Mastering
Patrick Dillett Engineer, drum programming, Sonics
Trixie Whitley Composer, Producer
Jacquire King Engineer
Thomas Bartlett Producer, String Arrangements
Rob Moose String Arrangements
Steve Salett Engineer
Carissa Stolting Management
Ashley Capps Management
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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    Trixie Whitley is destined for greatness. In my mind she's alrea

    Trixie Whitley is destined for greatness. In my mind she's already there.

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