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Erin Jordan
Land of Milk and Honey
Self-Released


Format Reviewed: CD

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Her high trilling voice bearing traces of classical training, her soft-rocking, lyric-driven songs betraying a fascination with Ani Di Franco, Erin Jordan turns in a very solid first album. The tunes on Land of Milk and Honey, traveling songs all, tell the story of Jordan's first tour out west. The darker songs here are the best -- the broodingly rocking "Road to Eureka", the violin-burnished "Too Wide", the simple but lovely traditionalism of "You Want a Girl". On more upbeat cuts, like "California Dreamin'" and "Fire Escape", Jordan's voice sounds a little too thin and breathy to make an impact. Still, there's intelligence, heart and skill at work on this debut, indicating that Erin Jordan has plenty of room to grow.


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