Dan McPeake reviews Coco Love Alcorn April 30,2015 Vancouver show.
While she is in the midst of recording her next album – The Spirit Sessions, due out in 2016 – Coco is travelling throughout BC and Nova Scotia playing small venues in many tiny towns across the west coast and the maritimes. For her, this was a great way to get back on the road after not touring for 3+ years as well as to let fans hear some teasers off her future album.
It is quite incredible what one woman with a ukulele can do. Given that there are a lot of Gospel elements infused in the spirit sessions, on many occasions throughout the night the audience became the choir, repeating joyous refrain after joyous refrain while sings held the high notes to infinity (and beyond). At times she sounded like Joss Stone, at others she embodied the soul of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, among others. An extraordinary sound.