02 July 2008
Kasey Lansdale: "Back of My Smile"
This is a video of aspiring country singer Kasey Lansdale singing "Back of My Smile," a track from her EP of the same name, at Houston bookseller Murder by the Book before a signing/reading by her father, the legendary Joe R. Lansdale. As noted before, I had the honor of meeting both of them at Hypericon 4 last week in Nashville.
Kasey's EP is good, three songs she's written and recorded for an upcoming full-length album. Her voice is great, the lyrics are quite good -- she inherited some of her dad's way with words -- though I fear the album's production and arrangement may bury a little of that, make it a little too slick. But a few listens during a recent drive caused all three songs to grow on me.
You can hear all three tracks for yourself ("Back of My Smile," Ye Olde Podcaster's personal favorite "Clouded Mind" and "Rainy Day Romance") at her MySpace profile. And rest assured, "Clouded Mind" will be in my next episode -- maybe as early as next week, definitely by the week after that, because the thing that I thought might eat up a lot of my time probably isn't going to happen.