MUSIC MAKER ・ RECORDIST
photo by Melissa Smith
NPR 2nd Stage feature from 'All Songs Considered' -
...lo-fi, uniquely structured songs ...she keeps everything personal while capturing ideas that are spontaneous.
Indie Spinzone -
Expressive, powerful and emotive without all the hand waving diva crap we're subjected to by "stars". They should take a lesson from this woman, because on tracks like Ladybug the magnitude of her talent is laid out plainly to see, and it's quite something. This is not her first album, and that one apparently came out 6 years ago. If she's been honing her self since then all I can say is the razor is sharp.
Leonard's Lair -
...her singing style is effortless and relaxed, yet clear and resonant, a little like Luscious Jackson’s Jill Cunniff. ...On ‘Big Emotion’ her voice enters a natural huskiness that is most becoming, as a grungy hook unravels into a fine chorus. ...this is an excellent record, full of concise and imaginative little indie pop tunes that has the all-important addictive qualities to make it an album to return to in the future.
Americana UK -
...a virtual one woman band Dineen is hard to pigeonhole...despite recording most of this album in a bedroom there is an almost lush ambience to it with lashings of keyboards, prominent bass and some fine guitar stylings...hypnotic modality that is reminiscent of some of David Crosby's work... organic sounding tapestry...
On Tap Magazine -
...with her fourth album, “The Ghostly Apple Tree,” Dawn Dineen manages to create her own unique sound... her voice is both soothing yet haunting at the same time... Dineen plays most of the instruments on this album, including guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. Stand out tracks include “Tomboys (You’re oh so fine),” “Ladybug” and “Picasso in the Air.” The Ghostly Apple Tree is released on Dineen’s own record label, Yarner Records, which is based in DC.
Claire Sparks (7 years old) -
This song ("Tomboys") is about how girls are cool!