ONE VOICE: A Review from OnTap Magazine

On Tap takes a look at four local and touring bands each month

By Marcus Dowling and Monica Boland

Tiffany Thompson
Web: 
www.tiffanythompsonmusic.com
Album: One Voice
Show: Thursday, December 13 @ IOTA Club & Café (CD Release)
Catch Alexandria-based musician Tiffany Thompson at IOTA Club & Café on Thursday, December 13 for her CD release show. Thompson’s brand new album, One Voice, is a polished set of songs that flow effortlessly from one to the next, each with poetic lyrics and stirring melodies. She effortlessly blends pop, jazz and soul on piano and guitar – and through her rich vocals, which conjure up some serious Natalie Merchant nostalgia. The dynamic artist isn’t afraid to delve into the world of personal material. She views her emotional expression as the impetus for the creative process. One Voice travels through Thompson’s range of emotions, from her warm vocals on pop songs “Real Joy” and “Let It Break Through” to the jazz-infused “Sundown” and catchy pop rock ballad “In the Distance.” Thompson has opened for legendary folk rockers America and performed at popular local venues including The Birchmere and Jammin’ Java. If you’re into soulful pop with some substance, Thompson’s right up your alley. -MB
IOTA Club & Café: 2832 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA; 703-522-8340; www.iotaclubandcafe.com