Sarabeth Tucek, Get Well Soon

Maris Kreizman

By Maris Kreizman

Audiobooks Editor
on 08.03.11 in Reviews

Just when you think Sarabeth Tucek’s music sounds too softly sweet to be much more than a drowsy coffee house diversion, she uses a particularly evocative image (“State I Am In”) or a swell of electric guitar (“Wooden”) to jolt through herbal tea reveries. Her second solo album is fueled by grief over her father’s sudden death, so yes, Get Well Soon is sad, but it never cloys — Tucek’s clear, cutting vocals transcend mope music. There are countless numbers of singer/songwriters with acoustic guitars and issues to work out; Sarabeth Tucek is one who deserves your attention.