(Chestnut Records, 2009):
Singer-songwriter Anna Cheek wrapped up her latest album more than a year ago, but she’s been battling a lengthy illness in the meantime, so “Water Over the Bridge” is just now finally getting its long overdue release.
It’s well worth the wait.
Woodstock area resident Cheek possesses a captivating voice that’s been compared to everyone from Grace Slick to Eartha Kitt, from Joni Mitchell to Imogen Heap, from Rickie Lee Jones to Marianne Faithfull. Which is, of course, a testament to the truly unique quality of her voice. She doesn’t really sound like any of those artists… or anyone else. And try though music writers might, the comparisons ultimately don’t get to the heart of the matter. Or the music.