Left Lane: Zoe Muth, Renee Wahl: Two indie stocking stuffers you might have missed
Before we bid adieu and say good riddance to 2011, here’s a pair of LL recommended CDs we managed to misplace but were pleased to rediscover in the (St. Nick) of time. A pair of singer/songwriters who released top shelf records during the year. And both of whom should make their presence felt in 2012.
RENEE WAHL’S bio may be all over the map but her songwriting ability is instantly impressive.
She’s probably regarded an alternative country artist, though there are frequent elements of straight rock in a number of tunes she either wrote or co-wrote with partner Roger Prescott.
Wahl is totally comfortable mixing and matching styles, from the record’s dynamite opening track “On Something New” to the rock-a-billy twang of “Heartbreak Thing.” In between, she goes for the jugular on the radio-friendly “Keeping You For Mine” and explores a bummed relationship on “Roses Are Blue.”