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Masts of Manhatta

Masts of ManhattaIts title cribbed from Walt Whitman, Masts of Manhatta finds Tracy Bonham describing a quieter, more grown-up life, one she and her hubby...Masts of ManhattaRockIts title cribbed from Walt Whitman, Masts of Manhatta finds Tracy Bonham describing a quieter, more grown-up life, one she and her hubby...2010-07-28
B+

Masts of Manhatta

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Tracy Bonham

Its title cribbed from Walt Whitman, Masts of Manhatta finds Tracy Bonham describing a quieter, more grown-up life, one she and her hubby split between Brooklyn and Woodstock. ”I hear a young sparrow,” she sings. ”Oh, it’s your ringtone.” The music straddles that urban/rural divide with tasty jazz-roots arrangements by Beck’s ex-guitarist Smokey Hormel. But it’s Bonham’s wryly literate lyrics that bring you along for the ride. B+

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