Alt-pop Marianne Keith sugar coated goodness might just see its light soon

Marianne Keith | "Kiss Me In The Rain"

As sugar coated as Marianne Keith‘s music is, the alt-pop singer/songwriter’s crossover status is worth mentioning: in one piece, Keith teeters on Sheryl Crow and Michelle Branch territory, while the next she’s biting and attacking as hard as Liz Phair and, one of her major influences, blues extraordinaire Susan Tedeschi. Most Top 40 kids are often one-trick ponies, but Keith’s capable of testing the waters until the right crowd comes around. That time might be soon with Keith’s latest LP Cathartic (Unison Music), available now.