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Another wonderful album from Matraca
on 17 January 2013
I have to admit I stumbled upon Matraca Berg as a singer by an indirect route, hearing her Appalachian Rain on the compilation album "Singin' with Emmylou, Volume 2". Loved the haunting lyrics of that song, loved Matraca's voice, and had to hear more of her work. Got her older albums and quite liked them, but it was her two most recent albums that have made her one of my favourite artists. I particularly like the intelligent, poetic imagery of the lyrics in "Love's Truck Stop" that seem to speak out of real life experiences of hurt and loss. The instrumental arrangements are subdued and carry the melody without overwhelming Matraca's soulful voice. Having listened to her recordings I had hoped to see her at a session at the Bluebird when we were in Nashville in October but, alas, it was sold out. Someday, hopefully. In the meantime I look forward to hearing what her next project will be!