A big sound and a big voice are the keynotes for the Tori Sparks’ debut CD, River & Roads.  She’s well traveled, well promoted and fits right into the young Nashville scene - slick and just a bit over the top.  Her voice is amazing, big, strong, and confident.  It’s a blend of country and blues.  The CD is chocked full of heartbreak songs that sound like anything but heartbreaking. She’s brassy and bodacious.  She’s sultry while being downright fun. 


While young and indie this performer is certainly not an amateur.  Her strength and confidence is evident throughout the CD.  She’s a woman to be watched and will gain much attention in the coming years.  She’s already getting airplay in smaller markets and Power Play.  According to Entertainment Headline News “Tori Sparks was voted the best acoustic performance of the event in terms of pure acoustic entertainment.  She performed with two band members and drew unabashedly the best applause and response from the singer/songwriter crowd as a local Nashville artist.”


~review by Denise Bell

Artist: Tori Sparks
CDBaby, 2005