Local Girl Does Good

With folk-rock release

Lexi Pierson


St. Pete's Lexi Pierson is a folkie with a rock 'n' roll heart. Banging out percussive and melodic grooves on her acoustic guitar, Pierson probes relationships with sensitivity and more than a bit of swagger. A dexterous singer with a distinct touch of twang courtesy of her West Virginia upbringing, Pierson plays hard to get on the sexy ditty "Distracted" and offers Ani DiFranco-style toughness on the kiss-off "It's Over." "Misunderstood" finds Pierson singing from the perspective of a soldier questioning her reasons for fighting "a war within myself and for this government" that speaks to the Iraq war without naming it outright. 3.5 stars

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