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“The Blind Spots, "El Camino Dream" - Singer Maddy Walsh released a solo CD a few years ago, but that only hinted at the vocal abilities she displays on the Blinds Spots' debut. She's found her musical soulmate in guitarist Mike Suave, and they've formed a band that rapidly gained a following with a series of strong shows in 2010...Best Female Singer: Maddy Walsh, for her powerful vocals on the Blind Spots' debut CD. She also did a great job overdubbing her harmonies. And she really brings it on stage, which not all singers can do when it comes to raising their game in concert.”
“Maddy Walsh, the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Ithaca, NY-based The Blind Spots, has a Janis Joplin-kind of charisma. Walsh holds her own in the rock music world..."We can make some serious noise," Walsh said. "We want to get people out of their seats and dancing but not at the risk of leaving behind our right to perform more serious songs." It's these more "serious" songs that has me intrigued. "Cannibals are Carpooling" from the band's debut record, "El Camino Dream," exudes an indie rock-era 2002 vibe... On the track "Break This Pace," there is a definite enthusiasm that seeps out through the speakers, sounding a bit like mid-90's Sheryl Crow when she was still performing at the Tuesday Night Music Club. There is also some honky-tonk rolled up with a novice, introductory type, non-obnoxious country as well...The Blind Spots are just approaching the crest of a sudsy, salt water wave and have all of the applicable attributes to last in this "scene" for a long while.”
“Audience members probably didn’t know they were going to leave The Nines last Friday night in a hot sweat. But The Blind Spots’ energy made it impossible for the crowd to keep from moving. The Blind Spots’ lead vocalist Maddy Walsh was the first person to excite the audience. Walsh, with her charming smile, stepped up to the microphone during the sound check and released a surprisingly strong voice...As soon as guitarist Mike Suave, bassist Khris Oursher, keyboardist David Openshaw and drummer Jeff Turback stepped onto the crowded stage, the music took a rowdy turn...Within a span of seconds, Walsh, once crooning with the sweet country style of Dolly Parton, dropped the act and suddenly transformed into something close to Jim Morrison. Her brown hair flew wildly in front of her face, and her vocals loosened as she ripped through the set list. ”