TODI STRONGHANDS / VICKI B.: Untitled: CD

This is a singer songwriter CD with songs striped down to vocal and a guitar track. The album insert has cut and pasted song listings in what looks like a photocopied picture all in a worthwhile DIY package. This split effort between Todi Stronghands and Vicki B. is refreshing in the fact it doesn’t seem to fall for any of the typical singer songwriter traps. There’s no glockenspiels or Hammond organs to show how indie or classically trained their friends are. Some nails are left not hammered on this CD with some random guitar strums being a little off at times. What these two deliver here is straight ahead guitar folk songs that feel like they’re made from pure intentions.

 –N.L. Dewart (Todi Stronghands)