Sarah Quintana, Daddy Lies (Independent)

Sarah Quintana’s latest, six-song effort, Daddy Lies, finds her at the crossroads between her imaginative and ambitious Miss River recording and several new collaborations, including an upcoming recording she’s working on in France. Quintana’s lucid guitar playing is joined by Richard Comeaux on pedal steel, Robin Sherman on bass, and Jim Kolacek on drums. The songs here are lighthearted and easy on the ears. “Cherry Tree” sets the tone with breezy lines as Quintana sings about the bittersweet yearnings of a long distance relationship. “Je n’en Connais Pas La Fin” is an exquisite interpretation of a Jeff Buckley song about a childhood memory. The title track “Daddy Lies” is a loving tribute to her father spiked with sassy sweet lyrics. The closer “Good Old Fashioned Goodbye” is a perfect New Orleans–flavored upbeat second line that also serves as a last will and testament of sorts. All in all Daddy Lies is nice treat to tide over the Sarah Quintana fans until her next project is realized.