Boston music news: September 26, 2008

Notes on Rose Polenzani
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 24, 2008

Rose Polenzani

It’s been a big year for local singer-songwriter ROSE POLENZANI — and rightly so. She spent a week this summer opening shows for the INDIGO GIRLS (she even got to belt out a third harmony she’d been nursing for “Closer to Fine”), she’s delighted Lizard Lounge audiences with her Tuesday-residency performances, and she’s recorded one hell of an album in When the River Meets the Sea, which will see national release on October 1 — and which, I’m sorry to report, does not feature any singing otters. The album, her fifth, is a collaboration with local rag-jug-jam juggernaut SESSION AMERICANA, and it may well be the one that finally gets her the attention her sly, swoonworthy singing voice and delicate compositional skills deserve. It captures the intimate folksy charm both acts offer live, so pick up a copy at one of their two release shows at Lizard Lounge tonight and tomorrow (September 25-26). And show up early — you (and everyone else) will want a good seat for this.

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