Using a voice that sometimes recalls the delicate vulnerability of Olivia Newton John, the sultry swagger of Sheryl Crow, the direct irony of Ani DiFranco, as well as the willowy keen of Tori Amos, Shea Seger debuted in October 2000 using the British discharge from the May Street Task. Positive press there predated the album’s summer months 2001 discharge within the U.S. by RCA. Shea was created in Fort Value, TX, raised within the close by small city of Quitman, TX, and musically informed by her father’s different record collection (she promises everyone from Curtis Mayfield to Green Floyd as early affects). She acquired played piano because the age group of two, composed songs being a youngsters, and originally pursued a profession within the musical movie theater. But by 1998 she acquired decided to hit from her very own, and after shifting to London’s hip Western world End, installed with manufacturer Martin Terefe and songwriter Nick Whitecross to help expand develop her songwriting. The May Road Project was the effect, a combined mix of large modern percussion, vocalist/songwriter intimacy, bluesy drawl, and easy pop hooks. An eclectic work, it was just as much a testament to Terefe’s post-modern large pop production design concerning Seger’s emerging skill. The album’s initial one, “Clutch,” premiered to American radio in-may. The May Road Project strike record shops on June 5, 2001, and included a duet over the tune “Generally” with Canadian vocalist/songwriter Ron Sexsmith.