Saturday, May 18, 2013

Kait Lawson

I've been kind of smitten, lately, with the debut album from Memphis songwriter Kait Lawson, Until We Drown. It's pretty straight-up alt-country, though supported by a very seasoned crew, and as this genre can be at its best, bracingly, unflinchingly honest and strong. Lawson's got a flute-y, gutty voice, a good bit more vibrato than, say, Neko Case, but not as much as Amber from Black Mountain, and she writes well across a range of country sub-genres, including this full-band honky tonk song, "Place in the Ground."

The album's has been out, in a very quiet way, since March 2013 on Madjack Records...shame it's been lost in the shuffle.

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