Dana Falconberry

Halletts

Texas Platters

Dana Falconberry

Halletts

Singer-guitarist Dana Falconberry's full-length debut, 2008's Oh Skies of Grey, brought to mind a time of white gloves, lace, and good manners, channeling Billie as much as Joni. On her follow-up here, she curiously returns to many of that album's songs (see "Texas Platters," Oct. 10, 2008). "Blue Umbrella," "Singing Lullabies," "Baby Blue Sky," "Clementine," "Satin Dress," and "Birthday Song" all get delicate reworkings, leaving only two new songs, the lovely "Nightingale" and "Annamarie." Falconberry again treks down dusty country roads, her satin voice more confident in its highs and lows, and on "Clementine" you can practically hear the cicadas vibrating the trees. Maybe Halletts was meant as a do-over, Falconberry wanting to perfect some of those songs – she's definitely got the folk-jazz trot down – but it would have been nice to hear a couple more new songs as well. (Catch Dana Falconberry tonight, Thursday, Jan. 14, at Mohawk.)

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