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SHANIMAL

Rough & Tumble: Everybody Gets the Blues

2012-03-04

Out of Brooklyn, Shannon Kerner performs under the name Shanimal on this, her first release. While she wrote, arranged, and sings vocals on Rough and Tumble, she is joined by other musicians to round out the sound with guitar, ukelele, banjo, clarinet, accordion, and even kazoo. While the instrumentation is occasionally interesting, I found her vocals to be a bit grating; but what do I know about singing. Shanimal refers to her music as “blue-eyed blues” and “old-time Americana”. I agree that it leans in that direction, but I would call it acoustic contemporary folk, in the singer-songwriter vein. Rebecca Ruth

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