by Chris Familton
Surprisingly this is the first collaborative album from Lo Carmen and her pianist father Peter Head and hopefully it won’t be the last, such is its endearing mix of country soul and late night jazz. Primarily the songs are built on Head’s elegant and melodious playing and Carmen’s playful purr of a voice that draws you deep into the songs. Much of the albums is made up of covers of songs made famous by the likes of Tom Waits (Xmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis), Peggy Lee (Johnny Guitar) and Roy Orbison (Love Hurts) making this an album high on smoky atmosphere and the ghosts of many a raised glass.
this review was first published in The Music