Hey, ladies!

By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 26, 2013
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SOULFUL Couto.

Admittedly I’ve been sleeping on the skills of local singer-songwriter Lisa Couto, who released her third album, Not Going Under, in June. In the past 12 months alone we’ve been treated to some pretty darn good albums from a handful of female vocalists, including Sara Azriel, Kayla Ringelheim, Kristi Martel, Sarah Lupo and, of course, the queen bee of psychedelic lullabies, Allysen Callery. Couto’s Not Going Under follows A Lot of Things and Live to Breathe, and her soulful singing helped garner the Best Female Vocalist title in the 2013 Motif music poll. Couto’s latest leans more on acoustic backdrops, and her voice shines on the title track, as well as “Sweeter” and “Little Dreamer.” But I really enjoy hearing Couto team up with Ray Cooke on “Elsie” and “Dark Angel.” Cooke will join Couto at her upcoming show supporting Americana (and pop) legend Susan Cowsill.

LISA COUTO & RAY COOKE + SUSAN COWSILL | Saturday, October 12 @ 8 pm | Manchester 65, 65 Manchester St, West Warwick | 401.649.0164 | $15 | lisacouto.com
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