Subtle vocals, revealing lyrics, and intricate arrangements are the foundations of Peggy Wright’s debut effort, Without You.
A tastefully layered, mostly acoustic pop album, Without You goes right to the heart of the matter with its pure and raw emotional feel.
With an intricately balanced interplay of superb instrumentation supporting the airy vocal stylings of Peggy Wright, Without You, should appeal to fans of indie, folk, soft rock, and pop.
The title track of Without You is an elegant tribute to the city of Boston and life’s offerings. The guitar stylings of Rick McRae along with the intuitive trumpet choices of Mike Elam provide the support for the melancholy lyric and vocal quality presented.
Chinaberry Tree is a remarkable story of despair turned into hope, of what can happen when habits begin to take their toll, and how a storm’s damage can represent a turn toward positive change. The feeling is enhanced by the tasteful interplay of Cindy Cashdollar’s steel and dobro with Elana James’ violin.
An interesting departure from the other tracks is the pop-infused Haven’t We. Three interlacing keyboard tracks, played by Billy Wolfe, combined with a Gilmour-like guitar track and driving percussion make this selection a unique addition to Without You.
Finally, I’m Here, recorded live in Cedar Creek Studio, Austin, Texas, was inspired by Christine Albert’s “Swan Songs”.
Without You is definitely worth a listen.
Produced and arranged by Paul M. Wright.
Musicians: Cindy Cashdollar, Mike Cross, Mike Elam, James Fenner, Rob Forkner, Elana James, EJ Jones, Art Kidd, Tom Lewis, Rick McRae, David Perkoff, Larry Rone, Michael Shay, Billy Wolfe, & Paul M. Wright.