Edge of the World
Lisa Hillary = Natalie Merchant + Sarah Mclachlan + Brandi Carlile
Lisa Hillary’s album, Edge of the World , is driven by her exquisite work on the acoustic guitar, made complete by her breathy, rich voice. The lyrics are intense, whether joyful or somber, and convey her perspective as a human and as a songwriter. It’s exactly what I expect from an album of this genre as the true magnetism of something as simple as a “girl with a guitar” comes from the real passion that shines through in the material. Some additional male vocals on a couple of tracks add a little more of that country twang, aligning them neatly within America’s most successful genre. If you are a lover of pretty little ditties on the guitar, you will surely love Lisa Hillary. – Ischa B.