Heather Laveaux – la chanteuse extraordinaire
"Heather Laveaux has a beautiful name, a beautiful voice and a beautiful face. She also writes great tunes. But I am
not here to write about her name and I am not here to write about her beauty. It’s her music that captivated me enough to try and pen a few lines about it.
One of the tough things about this business – one of the MANY tough things – is that, as a musician, you are constantly asked “what kind of music do you play”? I don’t hold it against people; it’s a natural human tendency to want to categorize things. But it must be extra tough for Heather because her music crosses quite a few boundaries. It’s sultry and sexy, innocent and shy. It sounds like country at times – but the way Chris Isaak sings country. It sounds like jazz at times – maybe a little bit like a female Chet Baker…full of longing and unrequited emotions. On a song like “Never” she is more pop…I’m thinking mid-70′s Elton John. So I guess you can either say she is all things to all people but I would prefer to say she is an ecclectic, all encompassing artist.
Heather also happens to be a talented songwriter. Three of the five tunes on her new EP are self-penned and they are fine tunes indeed. Let’s just say that if she can recruit the likes of Lee Sklar (Bette Midler, America, Graham Nash and many more) she ain’t no dilettante. Listen to Heather’s seductive tones and, just as importantly, buy her EP. She is a rising star and we are lucky to have her in our midst."
written by George Grosman
Learn more about his music at www.reverbnation.com/georgegrosman
and visit his blog at thedailyschmooze.blog.com