Dena Lee | Toe Tapping Irony:  Love songs for the rest of us

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Toe Tapping Irony: Love songs for the rest of us

by Dena Lee

Reminiscent of a 1920's cafe. Quirky ukulele and sultry female vocals are together again with a modern twist.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. That's All (feat. Maurice Drake, John Bolzenius & Bernard Wilburn)
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2. By the Shore (feat. Angela Purley)
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3. YoYo Beau (feat. Maurice Drake & John Bolzenius)
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4. Not Suicidal (feat. Boki Cvetkovski)
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5. Didn't Wait (feat. Jim Scaff)
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6. Mend Your Heart (feat. Scott Lyons)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Dena takes our old friend the ukulele back to its old stomping grounds, and then on to some places it's never been before. In her pure and sweetly plaintive voice, she turns new feelings into old songs, and there's healing in it. Don't let the ragtime granny cover art fool you, this is a vibrant and beautiful modern woman. There's an up-closeness to this album that will make you feel like you're listening to a friend."
Tim Wallace of The Smokin' Fez Monkeys

Toe Tapping is subtle like a breeze in a Parisian cafe at first. Then before you know it, you are surrounded by the charm of banter between female and male vocals. A ukulele holds down upbeat rhythms while a jug, a saw, an accordina and a host of other instruments weave intricate improvisations. Each song is a delightful breath of fresh air while exposing the raw nerve of break up and sincere desire. Irony abounds. So start tapping.

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Lisa Regula

Beautiful sounds
Dena sings beautifully, and the ukulele sounds more like an extension of her than a separate entity. The blend of instruments is wonderful as well, and the lyrics just complete an amazing album. Kudos!
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Sarah Malone

Toe-Tapping Genius
I envy the artist's ability to turn the light and shadow of life into harmony, melody and lyrics. Honesty, genius, music and fun, wrapped up in a beautiful voice.
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Doug Brown

Folksy with Style
I really enjoyed these songs. Dena Lee is a more folksy, more pure Tracy Chapman. Her music actually makes you want to hear the story behind the notes. Dena has a soaring voice, velvety smooth that keeps your attention rapt. The songs take a blend of unexpected musical instruments leaving you wondering how else it could have been done to reach such a unique style. I would recommend this album highly for people of all musical tastes.
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