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I'd better be careful here, what with Ms Nimmo being an Embra lass. She might hunt me down and do me some damage, if I disparage her second album, "Home". Luckily for me, that's not likely to happen, what with it being a bit good an that.

Of course, it helps that I'm a bit of a sucker for singer / songwritery lassies, and with Ms Nimmo slotting easily into that ever so wide, seventies influenced category, all it took were some good tunes and a great voice. So, mission accomplished. As you would expect, given her background in jazz and blues, there are a few of those influences to the fore. But she also drops in some folk, country and Americana licks, just to make sure all the bases are covered.

The PR folk drop the name Dory Previn, as if everyone is familiar with "Mythical Kings and Iguanas", but she really doesn't sound like anyone else, even if there are enough themes in common, to make the former Mrs Andre Previn an influence on Ms Nimmo. There are plenty songs on "Home" that will fulfill your desire for a wow factor, with 'Life Can Pin You To The Wall', the jazzy 'Moonglow Music' and the darkness of 'The End', just three of the songs that will have you hitting the repeat button.

It's one of the best singer / songwriter, acoustic jazz-blues country-folk (phew) albums you'll hear all year, so get yourself off to her website sharpish.

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