Last The Evening CD (2007)
3010700 album for sale For Carrie Akre's 2007 solo release, she worked with Steve Fisk as producer, as good a sign as any that one's on the right track for a fine album. ...Last the Evening benefits from the combination of talents throughout, as Akre's great voice and ear for classic rock/pop melodies and performances match Fisk's producing skill; the 11 songs gently touch on everything from '50s-derived tearjerkers to current indie radio with a more overtly commercial edge. That said, Akre clearly has a big fascination for blues-influenced dramatics -- the album feels like it should all be performed under a sole spotlight in a comfortable nightclub that's not too cramped, but where they haven't quite yet put in a smoking ban. At points sometimes, everything feels like it's actually not all that far from the Vonda Shepards of the world, and if that might ...