Lauren Calve‘s voice emerges on Between The Creek And The Tracks like a rugged angel. The bluesy Americana EP is Calve’s first, which is surprising due to its accomplished sound. You would never guess that Calve has only been seriously writing and playing music for a couple of years. The songs are rich and textured making good use of all the players on the record.
Calve is joined by some great DC-area musicians: Colin and Bobby Thompson on guitar, Michael Calve on bass, Ben Tufts on drums, and Jesse Hooper on the keyboards. The slide guitar is especially integral to the album, and it’s played brilliantly every time it comes up.
The EP is very balanced, with a couple soft, folky songs in the middle bookended by two wall-shaking blues jams. It’s the kind of music that begs to be heard live, as it mostly sounds like each song was recorded in one take.
You can pick up a copy of Between The Creek And The Tracks for $5 here.