Pour Me a Song CD

“A refreshing blend of folk, blues, gospel and other styles, this debut full-length album by Missy Burgess showcases the Ottawa performer’s warm, weathered voice and considerable songwriting skills.At her best with slower reflective tunes, Burgess sings about the relentless passage of time, life’s small blessings and, in one of the half-dozen or so cover tunes, just how fine it would be to roll around heaven all day (Petr Cancura’s tenor sax helps out on Burgess’ nicely understated approach to this classic number).Burgess’ selection of songs is nothing if not eclectic, from her own compact, bittersweet ode to love-gone-south, My Blue Sweater, to Tom Waits’ Come on Up to the House and Jiminy Crickett’s When You Wish upon a Star.”Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen