Homespun: Abi Robins, Conversations with Myself

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Abi Robins' Conversations with Myself. He had this to say:

[Abi Robins'] first full-length, Conversations with Myself, won't knock you down with volume or mind-bending musical and lyrical prowess, but will engage by asking a fair amount of tough questions and disclosing a few hard-won life lessons.At first blush her songs are pretty and unassuming, and a slightly bluesy undercurrent accompanies the folksy strums and sweet vocals. Despite the limitations of this girl-and-guitar configuration, Robins and her cohorts fill out her songs without obscuring their heart. The double-tracked vocals on "The Drive" are slightly staggered, lending the tune a fittingly bipolar effect. An electric piano and some quick-wristed drumming give "If the Shoe Fits" a nice bounce, and the punchy backdrop gives Robins a little spring in her step.

Read the rest here. Robins' next show in town is this Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Maplewood coffee shop the Stone Spiral.

MP3: Abi Robins, "The Blue Waltz"


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