It all started with a hairbrush. As a youngster, Etta Britt would spend hours at her bedroom mirror belting out Supremes songs into her Stanley hairbrush. But the seasoned veteran, who has toured the world and shared a stage or recording studio with everyone from Engelbert Humperdinck to REO Speedwagon, didn’t want to be Diana Ross. Her ambition was to be Mary Wilson. Chances are you’ve heard her voice or seen her on TV in a background vocalist capacity. But, in spite of her modest ambition, the chance is even greater that when you hear Etta Britt sing front and center as a solo artist, relegating her to the background will pretty much be an impossible task. With Out Of The Shadows, her first album for the Wrinkled Records label, Etta stakes her claim as one of the most versatile singers working today. She also happens to write a heart-piercing, soul-affirming tune from time to time. If the voice doesn’t do it (and it does), the songs themselves put listeners on notice that Etta Britt is a courageous and genuine artist.