You’ve got to admire a musician when they choose, especially in these days of endless digital manipulation, to do it live as Lexi Weege & The Wondertwins have done with their album “Marigold”.
Ms. Weege, as always, brings an entrancing theatricality to the party and she does not disappoint with this album as she shifts stylistic gear seamlessly between pure cabaret and old style Broadway bravado with further evidence in the case to elevate her to stardom being found both in the endearing playfulness she brings to songs like ”Good Loving Man” and the sexual subterfuge and showtune melodrama that drives, for example, “Green Eyes”. Balance that with the old timey style that seasons “Ohio” - less a retro fashion statement than rose tinted raunch – and the jury will undoubtedly find in her favour for she, without a doubt, has a heart even if it’s not the kind that one might wear on one’s sleeve.
In times gone by, there might well have been many like Lexi Weege but not nowadays and I have to admit to being charmed by this album. To some it may seem like a product of the past but “Marigold” is actually a fine example of why making music the old fashioned way is the right thing to do.
“Marigold” by Lexi Weege & The Wondertwins is available from Bandcamp.