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MARINA ALLEN ‘Candlepower’

Jun 10, 2021 | Acoustic, Reviews

70s songstresses, folk tradition, and the hippie trail

Marina Allen certainly clocks up the miles on Candlepower, her bewitching debut. Covering endless landscapes in dreams, on the highways, and railways, her itinerant lifestyle seems both a necessity and a comfort. Over this brief encounter of twenty minutes there’s evidence aplenty of Allen’s yearn for new pastures as we drop in on relationships and familiar place names. Confidently walking a high wire, and never falling into any one camp, there are echoes of 70s songstresses, folk tradition, and the hippie trail, but there’s a strength of character, and a uniqueness to this Californian’s nomadic odyssey.

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