Hopelessly in Love, As Long As There Are Songs and North of Houston

Listening to Tom Toce, Stephanie Blythe and Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle.
January 21, 2014

As Long As There Are Songs; North of Houston: Live at 54 Below; and Hopelessly in Love: The Lyrics of Tom Toce

Hopelessly in Love: The Lyrics of Tom Toce

Tom Toce

A veteran of songwriting for more than 30 years, Tom Toce put together a terrific compilation of some of his best work with Hopelessly in Love: The Lyrics of Tom Toce. Boasting the vocal talents of Carole Bufford, Jack Donahue and Jennifer Sheehan, as well as a special appearance by Jane Monheit, this revelatory new disc also showcases Toce’s gift for smart wordplay, introspective thoughts and an abundance of heart. (LML Music)

As Long As There Are Songs

Stephanie Blythe

Stephanie Blythe is best known as one of the premiere mezzo-sopranos in the world today. But her new disc with pianist Craig Terry, As Long As There Are Songs, may vault her into the top echelon of artists who interpret the Great American Songbook. From “Look for the Silver Lining” to “How Deep Is the Ocean” to “White Cliffs of Dover,” Blythe’s glorious voice is utterly thrilling. (Innova Records)

North of Houston: Live at 54 Below

Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle

Kick off your cowboy boots, grab an ice-cold longneck out of the fridge and put on Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle’s country-flavored North of Houston to shake off your cold winter blues! Recorded live at 54 Below, Cerveris is joined by the sweet-voiced Kimberly Kaye, Gabriel Caplan, Jon Graboff, Alex Harvey, Justin Smith, Lorenzo Wolff and Eddy Zweiback on what can only be described as a rollicking good time. (Broadway Records)