Viva Voce was one of my favorite groups that popped up on my radar in 2009. So the fact that VV members Kevin and Anita Robinson are a part of alt-country/folk outfit Blue Giant gave me a good feeling about what I’d hear from the band’s new self-titled LP.
I was not disappointed. Kevin Robinson crafts lovely strummed and twangy tunes about the perils and pains of love. There are the Robinsons’ wonderful male/female vocals, countrified electric guitar, what sounds like some old-school upright piano, harmonica and even the occasional string accompaniment. The record is a real treat from start to finish, full of energy and interesting twists and turns. Check out a sample or two and see if you aren’t wooed quite like I was.
“Target Heart” By Blue Giant (From Blue Giant, out now on Vanguard)
“Go On” By Blue Giant (From Blue Giant, out now on Vanguard)
“Blue Sunshine” By Blue Giant (From Blue Giant, out now on Vanguard)
They’re on a boat! Nah, not really. But they are performing “Target Heart” courtesy of La Blogotheque