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CD review: Rebecca Rippy 

The Deal: Charlotte-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Rippy releases sophomore CD, Telling Stories, on Dec. 9, 2009.

The Good: With some help from Jamie Hoover – he produced, recorded and mixed the album in addition to playing bass and offering background vocals on a number of tracks – Rippy's album is a collection of personal tales in an Americana style – folk with hints of country. The one thing you notice quickly with Rippy's vocals is their ease – her range is easy and her words flow in a way that makes you think it's as easy as talking for her. The addition of cello and congos on some tracks are enough subtleties to separate her music a bit from the hundreds of other folk singers.

The Bad: I only hope that her slow and somber song "Money" has some other meaning than the obvious – "I just want you to spend all your money on me."

The Verdict: I don't think Rippy's songs are going to be all over the airwaves as the next million-selling artist, but I think she has the potential to pack some smaller venues with people interested in hearing a good storytelling musician with solid vocal abilities. She would easily captivate the right audience or silence the din at a place like The Evening Muse.

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