Album review: Luke Dick “Abraco”

The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, who hails from the tiny farm town of Cogar but now lives in New York City, takes the name of his new album from the Portuguese word meaning “to embrace,” and the 11-song collection is so spry and buoyant it's easy to oblige him.
Oklahoman Published: March 22, 2013

Dick's day job — he teaches philosophy — clearly influenced “Heaven Knows,” a melodious musing on mortality, as well as “Connected,” a euphonious celebration of the ties that bind humanity. In contrast, his wife's cat is the moody subject of the lovely but lighthearted ballad “Esqueleta's Bones.”

Most impressively, the Oklahoma expatriate even pulls off a pleasing rendition of Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim's often-covered jazzy piano number “Aguas de Marco,” or “Waters of March” — and in Portuguese no less.

“Abraco” is available online at sites such as Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes.

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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