Mirrors & Windows
Black Iris 2004
by Victor K. Heyman singout.org
Dulcie Taylor’s first album Diamond & Glass won her a Washington Area Music Association award (WAMMIE) as Best Contemporary Folk Album for 2002
Mirrors and Windows may put her in the running for this year’s award as well. Although the album’s sound is more country that “folk”, it is a diverse hard-driving and well-written contemporary country sound with many points of comparison to the style of Emmylou Harris. Moreover, the album uses some of the Northeast’s most talented musicians including John Landau, Duke Levine, Richard Gates, Lorne Entress, and Michael Bellar.
Taylor’s original lyrics are poetic, aimed at communicating with the listener. Particularly interesting is the quirky “Woman I Used To Be”. This album has it all — good lyrics, good production, strong vocals, excellent sound. Recommended.