Like a bottle of scotch, age is a good thing in a singer-songwriter. The songs of David Olney are more than enough proof.
Last night at Off Broadway, if you leaned over to the next person to ask the traditional St. Louis get-to-know-you question -- "Where did you go to high school?" -- the overwhelming response would have been "Collinsville."
Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche draws upon an array of influences -- pop, jazz and psychedelia -- to create songs that speak to experiences that we've all shared at one time or another.
At times seductive and at times witty, Jessica Lea Mayfield's deep drawl never obscures the dark ache and heartbreak of her lyrics.