Songwriter Showcase: Adam Mugavero - Breathe
By Gary Schwind
When I first put on Adam Mugaveros CD,
I was reminded of Angie Aparo. Vocally, there is some similarity
between Angie Aparo. Stylistically though, Mugavero is more like
Josh Rouse. Mugavero has a style that Ill call dream-folk.
The folk part comes is easier to explain,
so Ill tackle that first. The mandolin and strings in the first
couple songs (History and Air) that give the CD a sort of down-home
feel. Whats dreamy about this disc? I dont know if I could say
for sure. All I can say is that as I listened to this disc, I found
myself so entranced by the songs that I was failing to take notes.
The songs have a kind of ethereal sound that reminds me a lot of Josh Rouse.
Perhaps another way to describe Mugaveros
sound is that he makes good coffeehouse music. I dont mean the corporate
giant coffeehouse. I mean the coffeehouse thats open all night,
where people play chess and read the classics. Mugaveros music is
perfect for a coffeehouse like that.
Ill say one other thing for Mugavero.
If Hollywood discovers his music, he could really take off. His music
would be great in independent films. Breathe is a terrific
album that I think will get a lot of time with me.
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