Dehlia Low’s great music speaks for itself and doesn’t need my two cents [”Summer Playlist,” Aug. 10 Xpress]. After his perfunctory bone thrown acknowledging the quality of their newly released third full-length CD, Ravens & Crows, Joseph Chapman (“editorial intern”) wastes ink twisting in semantic contortions over a marketing phrase (bluegrass vs. Americana vs. pop vs. whatever). Memo to a wannabe music critic: it’s the music, stupid!
Dehlia Low has terrific lyrics, music, harmony and musicianship, and that’s all that matters to me when I pick my live or at-home music listening.
— Sam Speciale
Editor’s response: For readers who may have missed the review, here is the first sentence: "If you appreciate anything about bluegrass, Ravens & Crows and its topnotch musicianship and intricate vocal harmonies will soon become a part of your most-played collection."