After being a mum for several years Suzy Dexter is back in business. The story starts when Sander van Herk sees the 37 year old singer and asks her to record an Ep in his studio. The taste is good and she wants more. Dexter makes her own studio and starts recording ‘On The Moon’. The first thing that strikes you is the quality. The warm balanced sound gives the magnificent voice of Dexter and extra dimension. Sometimes she sounds like a true life scourged soul negro and at other moments she rubs on Emmylou Harris. Her songs are divers and changeable, where you can find elements of folk, jazz, country and even blue grass. At her best she is in the country tinted title song in which mandolin and accordion take care of a danceable gypsy-effect. Just as good is the hoarse and sinister song ‘I don’t miss a thing’. While the spiritual sounding ‘All Sisters’ ends the record in a swinging way. An excellent DEBUT.
Rianne van der Molen.