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Epiphany in Brooklyn
"Life is a frijoles negros wasteland
of all things bottled, quartered, and canned
he's a drunk and a fool
but he makes me laugh
and that's better than you do . . ."
--from "She's In Love"
Like many acoustic-based songwriters, Brenda Kahn is a natural storyteller. Bitingly sharp and intensely personal, her songs are filled with humor and warmth, and delivered in a voice that can go from rapture to longing to frustration in a single line. As splendid as it is, Epiphany in Brooklyn remains out-of-print. Needless to say, it is well worth tracking down in used CD bins.