Dorie Colangelo

Think of slow, deliberate, meaningful acoustic folk with raspy vocals sounding something like Melissa Etheridge having just woken up from a nap—or Nico without an accent. Salt and pepper it with Southern soul and Dorie Colangelo keeps a dying genre alive in a remarkably pleasant fashion. She has an intuitive sense of timing—the kind of timing that transforms a written piece of music into communication between living, breathing people. Her expert-sounding debut record (though Colangelo is a veteran performer) that was just released this past year was mixed by Mark Turrigiano and engineered by Phil Maniatty at Stone Groove Studio. Between Colangelo’s songwriting and performing, her band, and the production team for her first record, there are clearly some talented people involved with this group.

 

Erin O'Keefe