This Tennessee-based prog-folk band is fronted by singer Laura Lindstrom and acoustic guitarist/songwriter Jon Paul. They are helped
out with the arrangements and production by Glass Hammer's Fred Schendel on keyboards, mellotron, electric guitars, bass guitar, drums & percussion. Bassist Terry Clouse, from prog band Somnambulist, contributes the bottom end and there are several other guests on clarinet, acoustic guitar, vocals & strings. While not strictly speaking a "prog" album this is sure to appeal to those progressive fans who appreciate Renaissance or Glass Hammer. Mostly the album will remind listeners of things like Karnataka, Iona or Clannad with hints at early 70s Pink Floyd, the quieter parts of early Genesis, the folkier side of Renaissance or some of Anthony Phillips' earlier work. Laura Linstrom's voice is a jewel. Pure, clear & angelic it will definitely make the listener think of a slightly lower-range Annie Haslam or perhaps even Jacqui McShee (of Pentangle). The songs are acoustic-based but not strictly 'folk' music. Think "Past,Present & Future"-era Al Stewart or early Renaissance mixed with classic-era Moody Blues and throw in a pinch of early Pink Floyd melancholy in the "Green Is the Color" vein and you get the general idea! The lyrics seem a little clumsy when just reading them but Laura really makes the songs come alive!
Highly recommended to fans of any of the artists mentioned here and a must for Glass Hammer fans, too!