Album Review of
Money Ain’t Time

Written by Duane Verh
April 11, 2021 - 6:38pm EDT
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Halley DeVestern & company’s “live” set from the “before times” (2019, to be specific) provides us with a long overdue re-introduction to the NYC-based vocalist’s sheer power and attendant emotional punch.  It also provides a well-deserved additional look at a potent pair of her song-crafting collaborations with bassist Thomas Heinig, “Muscle Memory” and the title track.  Ms. D faces down the inevitable Joplin comparisons with her own solid reading of the Jerry Ragavoy/Chip Taylor gem “Try”.  The band delivers tight, tough support & saves space for some ear-grabbing guitar play as well.  Good stuff.