Meg Tennant,
Driving with You
(self-produced, 2001)

In 10 tracks, Meg Tennant invites us into her life, and anyone refusing the invitation will be the poorer for it.

The Vancouver singer opens with a title track that instantly hooks us with her lyrics and thoughts. This is intensified in the beautiful "It Made Her Cry," a lovely song of love that could be for a lover or father as it reminds us that "crying is not such a bad thing."

"Millie" is another song that either comes from the heart of experience ... or else Meg Tennant is an exceptional actress.

A particular favourite of mine has to be "By Your Side." I love the light touch and jaunty beat. However, pride of place goes to "Maker of Marimbas." The title, the words and the sound blend perfectly. A close second is the final track, "The Wind Will Carry Us Home."

This is a haunting album that sometimes makes me uneasy. I wonder if I am seeing deeply into another person's heart or if it is just the art of good writing.

- Rambles
written by Nicky Rossiter
published 22 May 2004

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