Serrapere is an utterly convincing songwriter, and the quartet moves subtly from acoustic blues to swing, through Delta blues and old-timey ballads. Threading it all together is Serrapere's magnificent voice. It's subtle, smug, assured, and disarming. Her ballad "I Will" is heartbreakingly beautiful. Serrapere layers harmonica sadness over simple acoustic pickings, and Devine's bottleneck resonator guitar brings the twang to the torch. Her voice reaches into the atmosphere, clear and high, lingering above our heads.
| I lay here thirsty from the heat |
you never looked so good before
now you've entered in my sleep
don't want to wake no more
there was a time I let the sun go down
content with just livin' poor.
It's not that I don't let my feelings go
but you know me I never let it show
but I will . . . Lord I will take the risk
and hold you in my kiss and I will be