AFTER LISTENING TO THE EP OF MARLENE NOTTINGHAM AND HER COVER OF THE EVER FAMOUS LORETTA LYNN’S SONG CALLED “COAL MINERS DAUGHTER, MARLENE DOES AN ADMIRABLE JOB AND THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT MARELENE’S VOICE THAT RINGS TRADITIONAL. Marlene brings in her vocals that arrive with a sound that rings from the past and is quite good. Made me recall and travel back in time. The next song called “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” and Marlene adds her vocals from the past and you can really get a feel of who Marlene is as a singer and what I heard is a voice from the past. Marlene brings this in her vocals added with her musicality for the song itself. After speaking with Marlene she has her heart and expressed sincere feelings for this traditional kind of music that allows you to go back and recall where music had a story to tell. The last song on her EP is a Bobby Bare Song called “500 Miles Away From Home” and once again Marlene fits right in with her vocals that brought me back to those days of country where the beer is always cold and the twang and story telling was all we knew of. All in all the EP has a great sound and Marlene Nottingham has a feel and has got the pulse on traditional sounding music and I am anxious to hear more of her in the future, where she will allow your ears to hear and experience that unforgettable sound of real country music, where my rests upon this style of country music. I thank Marlene Nottingham for sharing her talented vocals and allowing me to visit the past through her vocal arrangements, where this music lives and adds to the pulse to todays musicians across the vast musical spectrum.
Steven F. Adams
Music Publicist/ Reviewer Owner Sound Wave One
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