Lucia, known for her Billie Holiday-meets-Betty Boop singing
style with The Flying Neutrinos, has released her first
solo effort and a new sound. Fortune packages Lucia's
unique vocals with pop, rock, and jazz arrangements to
create a refreshing and delightful debut album.
opens with "Travelin' Summer Night", which is
guaranteed to start your foot a tappin'. One of eight
originals on the 12-track CD, the tune introduces the
fine guitar work of John Fohl, who adds enjoyable accents
to the entire album. The driving melody and Spanish horn
arrangements in "Cowboy", another original,
give the song enough edge to reach the top of the college
radio charts. "Angel In Blue"represents the
familiar smooth jazz sound of the Neutrinos and reunites
the band's trombonist, Todd Londagin, with Lucia. Another
highlight, and one of only four covers, is "Rhinestone
Cowboy", the one-time trademark song of pop-country
star Glenn Campbell. But the coup de gras of the album
is "Free", written for Ingrid's younger sister.
The artful violin, viola, and cello arrangements by Lucia,
Matt Perrine, and Marc Daine convey with affection the
bond of sisterhood in a way no lyrics could.
marks a milestone in Ingrid's musical career and is sure
to open many doors for her in the industry, as well as
continue to draw standing room only crowds in the venues
where she plays. Ranging from soft arrangements to driving
melodies with surf, rock and country flourishes, Fortune
is bound to be just that for Ms. Lucia.
Ingrid online at www.ingridlucia.com