By Jason Gonulsen, GLIDEMagazine.com
July 24, 2009
Singer-songwriter Sara Wasserman knows a little something about patience. Her debut album, Solid Ground, took seven years to finish, and the carefully crafted project is as promising as it is polished. Possessing a voice that echoes Over the Rhine’s Karin Bergquist, Wasserman delivers the goods on tunes like “Solid Ground” and “Fly Away,” the latter being a stunning duet with Aaron Neville, a song that was recorded at the Neville Brothers studio in New Orleans. A mix of pop, jazz, and soulful ballads serve Solid Ground well, making it a sweet arsenal of songs with plenty of charm to win you over time and again.
* July 31: Joe’s Pub – New York (with Henry Butler and Rob Wasserman)