Irene Allen Sullivan is blessed with a powerhouse of a voice. Pound for pound, she can belt it out with the best in the city. It is her techinque and sense of dynamics that separates Sullivan from similarly talented St. Louis singers. She expertly bends pitches on "blue" notes and imbues her melodies with just the right amount of vibrato. She also knows when to rein it in so that when she does decide to blow you away, it really means something. In short, Sullivan's rich mezzo-soprano fills the room with an elegant grace that confidently illustrates her talent while never showboating it. This mastery lets Sullivan easily blend in when she harmonizes with Trio Project or the Defeated County, but those seeking the full effect are encouraged to see her solo shows.