Hardly Glamour

Hardly Glamour

by Maia Sharp



Cloudy-voiced Maia Sharp's debut Hardly Glamour is a sweet portrait of a young artist trying on a new coat and stepping out into the world to see how it feels. Indeed, the opening track is a fine tune, and would have been right in line with Triple-A radio had Sharp been a more familiar name. With all of the jazz, swing, and folk undercurrents, it's easy to catch on that Sharp is a talented artist, even if her voice lacks the power, emotion, and range of someone like Sheryl Crow. It's truly forgivable, because she makes it up with her musical strong suits and songwriting. "Only Way of Knowing" is as smooth as it gets, while "Solitaire" shuffles and sways right along. Then there's "Wandering Heart" and "The Apology," which sounds a familiar note for anyone who has ever felt like they were playing second fiddle in a relationship. The closing track, "Parting Request," is a lovely coda, a quiet resting place in the guise of a simple piano/vocal offering. Sharp is onto something here -- hopefully the beginning of a long career.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/1997
Label: Ares
UPC: 0618681000129
catalogNumber: 10001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maia Sharp   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals,Melodica,fender rhodes
Mark Addison   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Balalaika,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Mellotron,Lap Steel Guitar,Drum Loop
Tony Braunagel   Drums
J.C. Crowley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Greg Leisz   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Pamela Rose   Background Vocals
Randy Sharp   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Josef Zimmerman   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Joshua Segal   Violin
Derek Zimmerman   Percussion,Djembe
Daris Adkins   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,6-string bass
Janet Robin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Mark Addison   Producer,Contributor,drum sequencing,Loop
Maia Sharp   Producer,Engineer
Randy Sharp   Producer,Engineer

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