Monday, March 12, 2012
Here's a gem. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is the moniker Aly Spaltro adopted for her jungle folk stage persona. I managed obtain a copy of her live performance in Boston, Live at Brighton Music Hall and I got hooked on her milk & honey. Miss Spaltro, is that a bibical reference behind your name? What struck me most was her raw voice. It's audibly strained yet, that somehow charges it with more emotion. Hair to the Ferris Wheel is well suited to her vocal style.
"Love is selfish,
Love goes Tick tock Tick tock Tick.
Love is Rubbissssssssssh "
It validates the whole performance and makes it more sincere/heartfelt. The musical arrangement is just her vocals and a guitar. Simplicity, spiced with appealing melodies and poignant lyrics makes for a good listen. Now little miss Spaltro placed her studies on hold to focus solely on her craft. It's paid off, having played with chamber pop giants, Beirut plus getting named Folk Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards.
Also, I had to say this: She is gorgeous.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper : Bandcamp, Facebook.