Goodbyes Have All Been Taken CD (2003)
Cyclone album for sale It has been said in reviews of Deanna Varagona's first album, 2000's Tangled Messages, but bears repeating, that, as a solo artist (or even, as here, leading her own trio), Varagona does not make music that is remotely reminiscent lyrically of Lambchop, the band of which she has been a member since 1993. Lambchop is a vehicle for the quirky songs of Kurt Wagner, and Varagona, while singing along and playing multiple instruments, doesn't have writing credits with the group. Her solo career is very different. She wrote ten of 12 songs on this disc and co-wrote an 11th with bass player Joe Ferguson, who, with newly added drummer Jimmy Earley, makes up the Deanna Varagona Trio. ...