Lava Hay - Lava Hay
Lava Hay were a Canadian folk rock duo formed in 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, consisting of Suzanne Little and Michele Gould. Little and Gould first met in 1986, while working at Now. In 1989 they recorded an album together with the intention of distributing it independently, but it soon came to the attention of Nettwerk.
AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson
An overlooked female vocal duo that is influenced by 1960s folk-pop-rock and, to a lesser degree, country, Lavahay showed some potential on this obscure album. Favoring a waifish, low-key style of singing, Michelle Gould and Suzanne Little don't have great ranges by any stretch of the imagination. But the album shows that one doesn't have to have a magnificent voice in order to be expressive, and the two singers/acoustic guitarists do get their points across on such memorable jangly-guitar offerings as "Weeping Willow," "My Friend" and "Hold On." Lavahay's writing is above average, and their use ofByrds-influenced harmonies is consistently appealing. It's just a shame that this album didn't receive more attention.