January 1, 2006

Living Blues Magazine


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Living Blues Magazine, University, Mississippi

January/February 2006

The Blue Pearl – CD Review  

Callahan is a gifted singer/songwriter who compiles different elements of Americana into a sound that hovers somewhere between the coffeehouse and the roadhouse.  The Blue Pearl, like Callahan’s 2002 debut “If the Blues Had Wings” is a collection of radio-ready crossover material that marries soul grooves and blues grit to the songwriting and well produced aesthetics of adult pop (despite this being an independent production).  Her working band cooks throughout and Callahan’s voice is matchless in the ring of sultry blue eyed blues singers.  Bonnie Raitt and Renee Austin should get nervous and any record executive reading this should get on the phone.