April 6, 2010
LEE HARTGRAVE REVIEWS - FAITH WINTHROP - PURE MAGIC!
Photo by Pat Johnson
LEE HARTGRAVE REVIEWS
FAITH WINTHROP – A SINGER THAT TRULY ENTERTAINS
Winthrop not only sings marvelous songs that others have written, but she also writes and sings some songs of her own. She jokes about her age, but her voice belies her.
Winthrop has a unique, slow and mellow way of delivering the message to us. And songs like “Here’s To Life” is like it were carefully wrapped up in honey. Her ‘Mood Indigo” takes you on an Ocean trip. You kinda feel like you’re sitting under a Palm Tree and the branches are gently moving. Oh Boy – was that a wonderful feeling.
Winthrop kids about “Age” a lot with songs “Too Old To Die Young” and “New Age/Old Age Blues” Here’s a line: “I Take My Ginkgo Biloba, every day.” She also has a lot of fun with “Maybe My Very Last Meal” (A line: - It just Goes out one end and out the other.)
The touching “You Are There” just wraps around you like the fog has just touched the rocks on “Lands End!” Winthrop’s haunting wrap-a-round technique is incomparable.
To paraphrase Bette Davis: “Buckle-up! This is a thrill ride that you will want to experience again and again.” The arrangements are beautiful, romantic and entertaining. Winthrop’s smooth voice brings out the true meaning of every song. I highly recommend that you see her tonight at the Rrazz Room. For me – it was a great present. You should go and get one too.
RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! (highest rating) – trademarked-
(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and produced a Long-Running Arts Segment of PBS-KQED)))
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