Stella Black: CD - 'The Songwriter'
Black is in the center of the road with these nine songs that
she wrote. “Ain’t Been No Trash In This Trailer Since
You Been Gone” has the contemporary sensibility of the modern
Country woman, as Black declares her happiness at ridding herself
of her no-good mate.
“Toss of the Dice” gets down and dirty, describing
a daddy who was a drunk and a momma who…well, she declares,
“God knows who my real daddy was.”
Others are more traditional. “I Forgot My Name” has
a pedal steel guitar and an old-style piano in the background
as Black sings of her devotion to a marriage gone wrong. “Please
Tell Me the Meaning of Love” is a Latin-flavored number
that you might expect to hear in a cantina as Senorita Black sings
of trying to discern the difference between passion and love.
“My Father’s Eyes” is a straightforward track
aimed toward the Christian market.
One criticism: Black has a solid band backing her, but she does
not give any credits on the CD sleeve.
What all the songs share are Black’s clear, powerful voice
that seems well set to handle all types of songs, whether they
are ballads or more pop/County/rock oriented. County fans who
have tired of manufactured “women’s” songs actually
written by men will welcome this newcomer who speaks authentically
from the heart.
Web site at www.stellablack.com
- Dave Howell