Coming from Newfoundland, which is just Northeast of Cape Breton, I can tell you I've heard a lot of Celtic music and Mary Jane Lamond stands out. Her music is both electrical and modern, and laced with that often difficult to attain Celtic pathos. *Suas E!* is the album I give to American friends when I try to describe the spirit of the East Coast of Canada: both modern and ageless. Now that I'm far from home it also brings me back to music that could spring up in the kitchen, seemingly out of nowhere, when the day's work was finally done. Mary Jane's voice is that authentic.