Artist: Brooke Fox
It's just Brooke Fox and her guitar on-stage at the Trash Bar. She won't be needing anything else. Her voice will always be enough. Like other singer-songwriters, she'll cover Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"; but Brooke's is the rare voice that matches the song's lyrical transcendence. And she has the ability to showcase it right out of the gate, nailing ever higher notes in her first song. That's the pattern Brooke wisely employs in her originals: In chorus, she selects a phrase to repeat, and with every utterance her voice ascends and soars on a talent rarely seen even in New York City. (She'll never encounter a note she can't hit or even top by an octave or two.) So seek her out. You'll never forget her vocal power.
*** The author of this review, Billy Ross, plays the ingoma for the following band: http://youtu.be/tMS73-1kCr8