Stephanie Nilles + Zach Brock & The Magic Number - …Takes A Big Ship - CD
This second European release of singer, songwriter and pianist Stephanie Nilles stands as an absolutely cliché-free piece of work – and a bold step forward. Lovingly supported by New York jazz/folk/blues violin expert Zach Brown and 'The Magic Number', the resolutely free-spirited singer/musician again offers a thoroughly contemporary kaleidoscope of poetry and music, marked by a desire for uninhibited personal expression, combined with great musicianship - and lots of attitude. A fun-loving rebel in today’s cultural landscape, the ever-intense singer/musician from New Orleans tells it like it is, examining topics both personal and political, bringing together her highly individualistic take on classic jazz and blues with influences from Allison, Waits and DiFranco in the process. Stephanie Nilles is an unique American voice, sounding very much like herself yet again.