Claire Martin - The Waiting Game - Desert News, Salt Lake City

When I picked up Claire Martin's "The Waiting Game" I had planned on giving it a perfunctuary listen and then go onto other matters. After a few minutes though, I thought that she was pretty good. So I listened to it again, thinking that maybe I heard a touch of Chris Conner and June Christy. And I listened again, being impressed with her versatility. Then, a couple of days ago, I saw a magazine ad for her latest release, "Old Boyfriends," in which USA Today said Claire Martin "has impeccable taste and phrasing and a mesmerizing ability to inhabit lyrics." And CD Review said she "is such a fully developed artist that trying to point out her strengths is a dangerous exercise." Silly me.

Desert News, Salt Lake City
27 October 1996