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Lenore: Reviews

Reviews of Lenore (1997)

"Give a woman an acoustic guitar, let her have the talent to write lyrics that mirror the great folk songwriters of the past, now give her a name and it would be Lenore."
B.R. Kennedy - Nefarious Magazine
"Lenore's saucy, tongue-in-cheek delivery of songs like "Here Comes Trouble" and "I've Wanted You (For A Very Long Time)," combined with a good vocal range...communicate an infectious enthusiasm very effectively to her listeners...The 13 songs on Lenore are pretty evenly divided between folk/rock and folk/country blues tunes, with a couple of more contemporary folk tunes, such as "This Song" and the truly outstanding "Just One More"...This latter song, beautifully and plaintively sung, follows in the folk-singing footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Don McLean, Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg and Kate Wolfe, to name more than a few. It's only a matter of time before Lenore's engaging voice and songs are more widely heard and appreciated at all points south of her native Canada...Highly recommended for fans of contemporary folk and folk/blues music."
Dave Nelson - The Ectophiles Guide to Good Music
"First, there's the voice -- joyful, raw, sensual, growly, flirty, yet silky and sweet. Canada's answer to contemporary Maria Muldaur? Rickie Lee Jones? Or how about Texas' Lou Ann Barton? Then there's the overall sound. This self-titled debut CD is pure, unadulterated rock with a bit of country/Texas-style blues thrown in to keep it really interesting. And while the basic beat of rock and roll is what drives this 13-song release, the variety is what gives it balance..."
Les Reynolds - Indie-Music
"...contagious happiness...a refreshing, funny and inspiring CD."
Northern Light (Sweden)
"From Ontario comes Lenore, a joyful, sassy, bluesy, rockin' singer/songwriter with that voice! Ranging from wry humor to playful nuance to poignant verse, her songs touch you while moving your feet. Lenore effectively blends genres and influences to produce a CD with her own fresh, distinctive sound."
Richard Fox - WCUW FM - Worcester, MA
"The strength of this independent project is in Lenore's uncanny ability to capture a mood, an essence, an emotion and put it to music without losing the punch of the message. Lenore's songs are real and touching with just enough zigzag to keep things exciting."
The Independent Songwriter Magazine
"Lenore has the looks and the music to go right to the top. This record is mostly up-tempo songs built around an acoustic guitar. Sometimes the music has a slight country feel but Lenore has an amazing voice that makes the songs shine...she is as smooth as silk and delivers the songs with her own style and identity...She turns her songs into magic...songs like "Doin' It", "Rock and Roll", "A Day at a Time", "Love in the Morning" and "Brave Goodbye", all have simple stories to tell, but my favourite song is the brilliant "This Song" which has a great chorus a la Heart and has mega dance floor appeal. Yes I like this album."
Nicky Baldrian - Strutterzine (The Netherlands)