CD REVIEW @ mippin.com
I’m really digging a couple of country tracks at the moment. Carrie Rodriguez’s (above) fragile alt-country “Rag Doll” is beautiful, starting off with a sparse arrangement that emphasizes her delicate vocals and the inevitable tragedy of the lyrics. And it keeps getting better as the warm instrumental goodness is gradually layered on. And the second song is some sugary pop country by Sarah Marince. She may just be a teenager, but she’s got vocals to burn on her version of the current Jimmy Wayne Top Ten hit. Yeah, she had to change a few pronouns around, but that hooky chorus is just irresistible. MP3: Rag Doll - Carrie Rodriguez MP3: Do You Believe Me Now - Sarah Marince.
McCain / Palin Campaign News
If You've Been... to some of the more recent John McCain/Sarah Palin rallies in Pennsylvania, Ohio or Missouri over the last couple of weeks, then the chances are pretty good you've heard a perky, blonde-haired girl revving up the crowds by belting out some recent Nashville hits.
Allegheny County native Sarah Marince, 18, became the campaign's official opening act after McCain's handlers heard her performing at an August rally in Washington, Pa., in which McCainPalin
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