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Dirty Linen review of "Winds Of Good Fortune"

Barb Ryman characterizes herself as "singer songwriter, love junkie, and cultural critic." Judging by the Minneapolis resident's debut CD, Winds of Good Fortune, that description hits close to the mark. Ryman's 11 originals focus on matters of the heart, and the travails of trying to be fully present in America of the Nineties. The title song is a stirring celebration of renewed optimism that showcases Ryman's powerful, slightly twangy soprano. A trio of funny but penetrating songs, Ode to Low Self Esteem, Deep Blue, and Recovering Process Junkie take affectionate aim at the self-help industry. On Winds of Good Fortune, Barb Ryman proves herself a strong vocalist, talented composer, and an astutely irreverent student of the human condition.
Dirty Linen