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Margaret Glaspy @ Rickshaw Stop 

Wednesday, Jul 6 2016
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Whatever you do, don't call Margaret Glaspy a folk singer. "I worked so hard in trying to move to [a] different space," the Northern California-born singer-songwriter told Noisey. "It's like dammit, there's so much other shit that's going on." That "other shit" is no doubt the rumbling electric guitar that Glaspy plucks throughout her debut album, Emotions and Math, which came out June 17. Combined with the 27-year-old's gravelly, low-pitched voice, which varies from being tender to twisted and aggressive, the music comes across as more rock 'n' roll than it does whimsical folk. Cute and romantic Glaspy is not. And even if she does sing a lot about love and heartbreak, she uses her craft to emphasize inner-strength and growth even more. "There's nothing wrong with me / I don't like sympathy," she sings in the second track off the album, "Situation." "Don't you dare pity me because you don't know my situation."

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