Friday, June 08, 2007


Download: Blair - "Mona Lisa"

Blair is from New Orleans, and at the age of 23 has just released a damn impressive debut EP called "Pluto." I have already read many reviewers making comparisons to Jenny Lewis and Chan Marshall, and Blair describes herself as "Dolly Parton meets Radiohead."

She notes that the title of the album came about after witnessing the effects of Hurricane Katrina on her hometown. New Orleans was changed forever, much in the way that IAU took Pluto out of the group of planets. Blair says, "something is one way all your life, then all of a sudden, it totally changes.”

As if the fantastic 4-song EP, Blair has also been playing shows with very high profile names lately in New Orleans. Recently she has played with Cat Power, Calexico, and Bright Eyes on their stops in the Big Easy.

Keep an eye out for Blair, and be sure to download "Mona Lisa" for a sample of her enchanting voice and subtle, careful arrangements.

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