CD REVIEW: Marie Moreshead "Birdwatchers"

Talented young singer/songwriters are hard to find at the level that Marie Moreshead is currently residing: the unknown. Marie, who just recently released her second EP, had not had nearly the amount of exposure that her music needs to have. This EP is full of excellent lyrical tunes, despite the fact that there are only five. She has a rootsy, coffeehouse vibe, with her guitar strumming and her voice being the highlight of her music. Her song "As The Romans Do" got a little spotlight, becoming part of the regular rotation of a local radio station in her native Portland, ME. Fellow Portland native Pete Kilpatrick also lent his vocals to a duet-like tune on the disc called "Hello There" which is one of the best independent songs to be released in a while. Kilpatrick's support, who also finds himself in the independent music world, should help Moreshead take the next step in making a name for herself. Here music is down-to-earth and her songs connect to the listeners on very basic levels. She is certain to make waves, and this EP is the springboard to help her cause.