The CD cover to go along with the album Seeker has a definite hippy, New Age vibe, with a tattooed palmistry-inspired hand and the reverse has Brigitte walking coyly through a field of poppies. Not your typical Blues scenario, but the whole album has a similar sort of feel, with some blues influenced tracks, some soulful and some heavily jazz tinged tracks.
It’s a real nice mix of songs which are not so easily pigeon-holed, apart from fitting under the all-embracing umbrella of Americana. The opening track All The Blue has the sound of a track you might hear at the start of a well-organised gig (remember those?), where there’s activity on the stage and people getting themselves comfortable for the evening’s entertainment, with chilled sounds coming through the sound system.
It is one of those songs that you’ll find yourself asking if you’ve heard it before or if it’s Norah Jones or possibly Joni Mitchell, which in itself is very high praise.
Track two, Cat Man Do, opens with some very slick slide dobro guitaring and is in the (very) laid-back blues genre. Like a lot of the music on the album, it hits a nice groove right from the opening without any particularly need to progress anywhere and before you know it, it’s over, all too soon. Salt Of The Earth is in a similar very chilled vein and features some lovely, understated organ from the multi-talented musician and producer Jano Rix.
Louisiana is a more soulful tribute to the Southern state, with late-night honky-tonk empty-bar piano accompaniment. Calamity Gone goes one step further with the addition of some backing vocals, as it progresses to a voodoo influenced crescendo and rather strange fade-out. The remaining tracks on the album are probably more folk/Americana based, but are very pleasant and form part of a very listenable, late-night offering from Brigitte Demeyer, who has lots of influences, but has nevertheless got her own very distinctive style.