The Greek goddess Circe has been reincarnated as a local singer-songwriter, but she doesn't need magic potions to lure unwary travelers. Instead, Circe Link entrances with breezy vocals and a winning blend of jazz-pop swing and rootsy folk on her seventh album, Dumb Luck. “I've always backed my way through life 'till I backed into you,” she confides on the love-struck title track, as her musical partner, Christian Nesmith, chops up jaunty chords on his acoustic guitar and backup singers Debra Tala and Laura Drew surround Link with a Greek chorus of tight, consoling harmonies. Apart from a summery remake of The Monkees' gem “Calico Girlfriend” (written by Nesmith's dad, Michael Nesmith), Dumb Luck brims with Link and Nesmith's original tunes, like the dreamy country ballad “City Lights” and the after-hours cabaret idyll “Dream On.”
Fri., April 18, 9:30 p.m., 2014
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