Project Date: November 07, 2009

Emerging (CD)

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Track List

  1. Passing Stranger (After Whitman)
  2. My Mama Said
  3. If Love Were All
  4. I Bought a Dress Today
  5. Secrets Get All Chained Up
  6. Blue River (Words by Lorca)
  7. Caught a Ride
  8. Borderline
  9. Fly
  10. Are You Satisfied?

The uniqueness of his voice, clearly controlled but vaguely unsettled, seems to frame the stories that his lyrics weave. There is nothing to distract you from the fact that Helman is telling intensely personal tales with his songs, nothing between the listener, him, and his piano accompaniment. Broadway fans and those with an avid appreciation for a pared-down style, embellished only with talent, will probably treasure his work. Others probably won’t get it.
Review of “Emerging”