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Kathy Covert Jensen | a little wiser

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a little wiser

by Kathy Covert Jensen

Heart Rockin' Folk/Pop - a mix of styles including influences of New Orleans piano, soulful acoustic moods and melodic rock with thoughtful lyrics that are some fun, sometimes intense, but NEVER brooding.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Sweet Lunacy
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2. Grace Be Your Guide
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3. Keep An Open Heart
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4. Hard Act To Follow
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5. Come To Me
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6. Anchor
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7. Rock Me Away
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8. The Monkey Or Me
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9. Give It Now
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10. Go
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11. Hold On
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12. Your Guitar
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After years of gigging in salty barefoot beach bars, upscale clubs, schools, weddings, funerals, etc. . , Kathy offers her own stories inspired by characters encountered along the way.

Although these tunes are derived from the real grit of life, they capture a positive perspective that's missing from the airwaves of today.

Chock full of talent and substance, a little wiser will remind you of a time when songs were affairs of the heart, not just products.

While Kathy is known as a barrelhouse piano queen in some locals, and as "that girl with the folk guitar" in others, this debut CD has been her chance to fully explore her own song writing Muse.

A great cast of NC musicians provide an impeccable backdrop for her compositions. In addition to some solid, interesting rhythms, the tasty sax, fiddle and guitar solos are the icing on the cake.

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C. Olesen

Honest and Eloquent
Jensen writes with a refreshingly clean and honest eloquence. Her lyrics explore a full spectrum, from blantantly introspective to tongue-in-cheek, and there is an air of elegance in her instrumental performances. My particular favorite is "Hard Act To Follow" - as a blues pianist, Jensen really knows how to "sell" a song.
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Daniel Christian

Jensen plugs in her organic music blender
From the wooded mountaintops of the South comes Kathy Covert Jensen, opening her heart’s deepest journals, and veiling them softly with folksy inspiration. On this record, the soulful piano bard (who could carry an entire concert on her 88 keys) reaches back to the hills to showcase talents on other instruments.

On “Rock Me Away,” she creates a memorable piano melody, while other instruments take a back seat to her personal reflection, and even allows the music to rock the listener
back and forth like a gentle tide nudges a napping tourist. Similarly, the album’s closer, “Your Guitar,” builds appropriately (with potential to become a Benatar-esque stadium anthem) while still maintaining a solid flow throughout.

Intriguingly, while she is an accomplished keyboardist, it is the acoustic guitar on which Jensen often relies to develop her singer-songwriter persona, sprinkling in dabs of harmonica, rich harmonies, and tastefully-incorporated synthesized colors that blend well with licks thrown in from her jazz/funk/rock chums.

She is true to her piano, though, and succeeds at creating fun or thought-provoking music to reinforce what she targets lyrically. Her words bring a quiet, heartfelt sincerity and intellect to even the bounciest boogie, blues or Caribbean influenced melodies on the recording.

For my money, however, Jensen is at her best when her vulnerability is less emboldened by grander production--alone in a room with a guitar or piano to share with us her pensive introspection.
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Stanley Outlaw

If I owned only one CD this would be the one.
Top CD out.I don't unferstand why it isn't played on radio nationwide. Not only is it great music, but the artist pronounces each word so that you can understand it. Wish more music was like this.
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DALE DAWSON

A Little Wiser is a must have!!
Simply Magnificent! An album filled with appetites and their consequences. A groove record, a listening pleasure, a blur of musical genres that make you smile and poetic lyrics that can make you smell the North Carolina smoky beach side bar on the pier! A beautiful woman and sweet voice whom you can listen to over and over.
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