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Every Good Boy


Every Good Boy CD: Human Haiku
Record Label: Shampoo Boy Records
by Cactus Joe
May 2009

Orly Bendavid, charismatic front woman of indie folk rock band EVERY GOOD BOY, calls Brooklyn, New York home, but spends most of her time touring and performing. Taking it solo for the time being, Bendavid is currently supporting Milwaukee folk artist MATTHEW DAVIES (CD also reviewed in this issue) on his tour and she is promoting the release of her full band’s debut album “The Human Haiku.”

Bendavid grew up in the San Fernando Valley of California and was exposed to the music of ELVIS PRESLEY, THE BEATLES, and CAT STEVENS from an early age.

“This was the music my parents loved the most,” Bendavid recalls on her MySpace bio. “This was the music I grew up on.”

At 22, Bendavid moved to Chicago and spent nearly two years pulling together the members of EVERY GOOD BOY: Jane Park (Violin, Mandolin), Thomas Ricciuti (Banjo, Guitar, Peddle Steel, Ukulele), Dan Tamberelli (Bass), and David Pitz (drums, percussion, vocals). The band relocated to New York City to record and produce “The Human Haiku.”

With hints of TORI AMOS, JEFF BUCKLEY, FIONA APPLE, ANI DIFRANCO, and other influences, EVERY GOOD BOY weaves songs together on this album with a musical complexity reminiscent of the early DAVE MATTHEWS BAND. It is unquestionably a passionate and meaningful debut work. This album has earned a permanent place in my CD collection.

Purchase Human Haiku on Amazon.com
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