Genevieve Maynard is no stranger to Sydney stages or studios, having built
a reputation and loyal fan-base from her days with Stella One Eleven and
Bughouse. This solo effort provides a great chance for Maynard to move
to the centre of the stage and show off, and show off she does. The single
Jackie In The Morning is an almost maddeningly catchy rock song, while
Steer Clear is a country (or is that folk?) mile away ? but equally good.
And everything else on Ghost Notes seems to fall neatly on the slightly
middle road between the two. It?s great. Maynard could easily fall off
the edge and into earnest-chick-rock mediocrity, but doesn?t ? she kind
of keeps respectfully rocking even when the acoustic guitars come out.
For which she deserves all of our eternal gratitude. The last thing the
world needs is another half-arsed Joni slash Alanis.