Penny Lang's Somebody Else was originally released in 1999. Of course this is not a new release but every so often a new release slips through the cracks and then you have no choice but to back track, if you missed a solid recording. Somebody Else is an eclectic CD ranging from roots infused blues to straight up electric folk. All of the selections on this 12 track gem are original penny Lang compositions except for David Baxter and Lise Vanderlip's Blusey "Where Will You Be?" and Bob Dylan's "Love Minus Zero / No Limit. Some of my faves on this album include: the title track "Somebody Else" which has a haunting quality to it and reminds us of the others around us, the fourth track's intro sounds a bit like Clapton's shuffling "Hand Jive," (by the way that's a compliment). Slower songs such as the spiritual "Hidin And Denyin," "Power Of The Earth" and the beautiful "You Gave Me A Rainbow" are all special songs that will strike a special note within everyone. This CD is available at record stores and www.borealisrecords.com. A Penny Lang tribute has been confirmed for Friday May 23rd 2003 at La Sala Rossa, 4848 St Laurent, Montreal. In attendance: Penny Lang, Stephen Barry, Annabelle Chvostek, Maria Dunn, The Echo Hunters, Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop, Eve Goldberg, Ivy, Connie Kaldor, Les Ours, Linda Morrison, Kirk McGeachie, Beverley McGuire, Cheryl Neill, Evalyn Parry, Chris Rawlings, Steel Rail and Ken Whiteley… I hope to see you there.