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Praise for Midday Songs
“As a reviewer I listen to many CDs every month, and very few make it into my regular collection. This one makes it, and in a big way. Lisa is everything you want out of a singer/songwriter, and a little more. . . . What gets me most excited is that if she has this much musical integrity at this age we are seeing the birth of a superstar.”
Dennis Halsey, bestfemalemusicians.com
“A major talent. The vocal and guitar bounce and weave in an intricate, frenetic and eccentric style that is magnificent and powerful . . . [and] echoes that of some of Ani DiFranco’s work.”
Eric Endres, www.ldsmusicnews.com
“The woman epitomizes the independent spirit . . . You cannot pass up the opportunity to discover some of the best and brightest talent the genre offers today”.
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck, MusicSites.net, Talentstar.net and Indie-Music.com
“This is one of the most refreshing sounds I have heard all year. Lisa Fraser’s soulful voice lends a soothing quality to her heartfelt songs. Listening to the CD I am reminded of Norah Jones – in the way that Lisa sings beautifully without the vocal acrobats found so often today. She just sings. Midday Songs is an upbeat, soothing, quiet ride through emotion. A must-add to your collection.”
Girl Posse, October 2003
“Her full-bodied tone surrounds you like a dive into a swimming hole where the water feels thicker than water. “Midday Songs” is accessible, deceptively unique, surprisingly unique, almost completely unique.”
Minor 7th – David Kleiner (Jan/Feb 04 Issue)
“Among the more astonishing qualities of Fraser’s work is her startling originality, as a songwriter, certainly, but especially as a vocal performer. It’s not just a strong, distinctive voice, but things like her ability to stretch a single word into a multi-syllabic vocalese solo without missing a step in her melodic structure or her lyrical narrative.
This one belongs on everybody’s short list for debut of the year. “
-Shaun Dale, Cosmik
“Every once in a while, an artist comes along to demonstrate that the coffebar/singer-songwriter scene breeds more than over-ambitious no-talents and copycats. Lisa Fraser’s debut may not reinvent acoustic coffebar folk music, but her solid compositions, lovely voice and intricate yet subdued arrangements prove that this 23-year old is musically mature far beyond her years.
Midday Songs deals with identity and relationships in an intimate and intriguing manner. Fraser often sounds like a young Joni Mitchell with an attitude. Her delivery is sophisticated but never at the expense of intimacy…Her main strength is her voice, which is soft and comforting, with a sense of passion and urgency underneath. Her guitar playing is solid too. And the fact that Fraser does everything herself (excluding production) only solidifies the impression that she’s as self-made as her lyrics suggest.”
-Stein Haukland, Ink 19