linne's long-in-the-making musical debut has a vibe straight out
of the singer-songwriter's handbook.
it is Linne's Neil Diamond-like voice. Perhaps it is Dave Kujat's
smooth saxophone solos, the type that turn up on Billy Joel's greatest
hits. Perhaps it is the thick layers of vocal harmonies that recall
early Yes and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
the songs on Uniqueness in Me reflect a faith full of humbleness
and acceptance. While it features such straight-forward gospel songs
as Let Your Love Reign Down on Me, it is not a typical
Christian album. Never Mind Time is an energetic lament
about aging. Little Spell is a ringing love song about
a woman who is "a beacon in the night, a refuge of delight,
she brings me my Bud Light."
album's professional quality is enhanced by the musicians Linne
recruited. In addition to Kujat -- well-known in the Blue Water
Area as half of the duo Sax Appeal -- the band includes Dave Taylor
of Rumblefish and Robert Kerrigan, formerly of The Creeps, who produced
the CD at his home studio in Port Huron.
in Me currently is available at Music Station in Fort Gratiot
and eventually online through CD Baby. In a few weeks, you'll be
able to check out www.brianlinneband.com for more details.