Thorpe, Amanda : Union Square
Set against a New York backdrop, Amanda Thorpe's powerful new collection of songs, Union Square, includes vocal contributions by Graham Nash and Martha Wainwright, guitars by Tony Scherr and Peter Stuart, and electronic arrangements by Greg Grinnell of Teledubgnosis. Co-produced with Brad Albetta (who has worked with Freddy Johnston, Martha Wainwright, The McGarrigles, and Teddy Thompson to name a few), this moving and inspiring CD features the radio-friendly "You & Me in a Doorway," the dark but dreamy "Life Is Great," and the bluesy "Burn this House Down," with the distinctive harmonies of Graham Nash. Among other great reviews, People magazine noted that Amanda Thorpe's debut album, Mass, "brims with lovely melodies and haunting vocals." Thorpe's deeply felt follow-up, Union Square, captures the ongoing development of a gifted songwriter and performer.