Ginger Coyle is an artist with a tremendous range. The South Jersey singer-songwriter-pianist-guitarist first caught XPN’s attention with the bluesy “Silver Lining” from her 2012 EP Homeward Bound. In her Key Studio Session, though, we get a taste of all the other styles she has going on – spacey improv into raging rock and roll on “Let It Burn,” swinging pop in the vein of Billy Joel’s An Innocent Man on “Homeward Bound,” delicate jazz vocal stylings on “Moon and Back” and “Comfortable,” breathtaking introspection on the unreleased new number “The Big Picture.” Coyle is not a straight-ahead anything, and her powerhouse voice does wonders with whatever style she’s tackling at the moment. She’s spending early 2014 recording a followup to her debut, and will perform on the regular in the meantime – including an appearance on the 2014 Winter Doldrums Festival and Benefit at World Cafe Live on February 15th. Tickets and more information on that show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Download this week’s Key Studio Session below, and watch a video of “Let It Burn” shot by Ryan Chowansky.
Ginger Coyle, The Key Studio Sessions