Treasa Levasseur :: Low Fidelity


Big Fat Mouth heet een van de liedjes op Low Fidelity, de tweede CD van de Canadese zangeres Treasa Levasseur. En dat heeft ze: een grote mond, in de beste betekenis van het woord. Ze is zwaar beïnvloed door soulzangeressen als Mavis Staples en Aretha Franklin. Luister hoe liefdevol ze haar bezoek beschrijft aan de legendarische Stax Studios in Memphis in het nummer Stuck In Soulsville en je weet genoeg. Blanke soul van de bovenste plank.

Treasa Levasseur has a big fat mouth and she’s not afraid to use it. Blending old school rhythm and blues grooves with a songwriting ethic that comes from years of folk music, Treasa’s music is smart, sexy, sassy and soulful. In 2010, she was nominated for a JUNO for Best Blues Album for her critically acclaimed album, Low Fidelity. Treasa is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, an in-demand sideperson, and the leader of her crack band, The Daily Special, who will soon be hitting the road stateside. “An exceptionally gifted singersongwriter… rich, wholly satisfying amalgam of original soul, blues and R&B confections that showcase her stunning voice… this is sophisticated, sassy adult music, with sexy hooks and raunchy licks” – Toronto Star

“Me and my big fat mouth,” Treasa Levasseur sighs, laughingly reminding herself that it’s gotten her into trouble all her life, and through the most exhilarating experiences she’s ever had.

That phrase is the first of many lines people will remember from her second CD, Low Fidelity, and it’ll be among the words you’ll remember when you hear her in concert.

Me and my big fat mouth
Sometimes I wonder where I’d be without
Me and my big fat mouth
Those of you that got one too know what I’m talking about

Like everything about Treasa Levasseur — and the songs she writes — it’s as true as a carpenter’s rule; it not only has the ring of truth, it is true. There are plenty of singers who plumb the depths of personal experience — but very few of them have her sense of humour or the sharpness of her eye for detail.

The passion and fire of her first CD, Not a Straight Line, has been applied to even better songs. And the two years that have passed since that record was released gave her a greater sense of her own potential and a greater understanding of the role that her producer, David Baxter, brings to the studio.

Though what I say may seem uncouth
Argue away I’ve got the proof
I only pray you’ll see the truth
And that the truth will set you free

Born in Winnipeg, raised in North Bay, and long-time resident in Toronto, Levasseur’s roots spread far and dig deep. She goes “home” several times a year, and when she played in Toronto’s famed Massey Hall as part of the Women’s Blues Revue last year, her mother came to see her perform — for the first time.  more download bio..

1. Help Me Over
2. Good Ones Never Share
3. Talk To Me Babe
4. Truth Will Set You Free
5. Low Fidelity
6. Big Fat Mouth
7. Give Me Just One
8. Rest Of The Ride
9. Stuck In Soulsville
10. Amen



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