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    Michelle Dumond (Meshe) is a free-spirited gypsy musician with the soul of a jazz singer and the playfulness of a burlesque performer. Bob Dylan would love her. Rufus Wainwright would drag her onstage with him. Leonard Cohen and Shakira would team up to adopt her. She has the musical skills to establish credibility with a more artsy crowd and the earthiness and humor to make her more accessible to people like me who just love music.

    She can convey all kinds of moods with that husky, alluring, commanding voice. She can sing the fun “Bathtub Rag” about soaking in the tub and suddenly fog up the bathroom mirror by crooning invitingly, “So take off your clothes and wet your toes.” She can handle a serious issue with a whimsical approach (the opener “Humanity”).

    She can also dim the lights, as she does in the middle of this CD, and turn into a classically-inspired dark gothic composer. “Sandra” and “Au Revoir” are orchestral tapestries of cello, piano, violin, and sweeping melodic drama. I could almost touch the sound – it’s burgundy velvet. After it flowed over me and left me very still, Dumond wisely ended on an up note with “Sick on Christmas,” a wry yet jingling tune. She can do anything.

    She can sing anything, play anything, and seduce anyone.

    Go ahead and give in." - Review by Jennifer Layton, Indie-music.com

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This was written for my mom, and my mom was there during the process of writing the song! My mom has a famous (around the family) upside down smile.

lyrics

Sandra, keeper of life mysteries
what do you hear on the breeze?

wordless unspoken things, secrets that only you know

Sandra, what do you whisper this time?
Do your lips move with reason or rhyme?

Sandra, what's in that upside down smile?
Stay, a while...with your your eyes full of spring and a heart full of sadness.

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from The Me Shell, released January 1, 2006
Quinn Brander: Cello
Michelle Dumond (Meshe): everything else

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RevolutionaryLullabies Vancouver, British Columbia

Born to parents who met in the tropics then transplanted into the icy north, Meshe followed her heart to the rainforest coast, where she has been making music for close to 20 years. Her songs speak of human blossoming- and travel through gypsy, folk, pop and classical lands, with a few rocky outcroppings. ... more

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