I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of Madeleine Peyroux's latest album, The Blue Room, which is due out on March 5th.  Madeleine and longtime collaborator / legendary producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), re-examine Ray Charles’ classic, and one of his most controversial albums, Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music.
But instead of replicating the album, Madeleine and Larry represented the artistic freedom Ray exhibited, using imagination to break down musical categories and barriers.  What Madeleine and Larry created is a sophisticated album rich in strings, pushing the power of Madeleine’s vocal capabilities – her melody changes, choices of tone and phrasing. The Blue Room explores new ground, showing that like jazz itself, Madeleine is willing to take new chances – reinterpreting songs with an emotion and depth that can’t help but touch the soul.

I was not familiar with Ray Charles' album and I must say this is unlike any album I have listened to before.  If you are a fan of old country or rock then you will love this album!  

Now for the fun!  One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Blue Room.  Click HERE to enter and to get all the details.

Also Madeleine is giving away a signed copy of The Blue Room on her Facebook page.  Click HERE to like her and enter.  
To learn more about Madeleine visit here website HERE.  Of check her out on Facebook or Twitter.  

I was given a copy of The Blue Room free to review.  All opinions are 100% mine.