This album is excellent. Her Looking Glass CD from a couple of years ago was pretty good, but Orfeo cranks it up at least a couple of notches. This is the real thing. Backed superbly by some of the best musicians around (in particular the brilliant fiddle of Sam Sweeney), Fay has improved her delivery and her singing is top notch.
She saves the best track until last. Naughty Baby, to the tune of Deutchland, Deutchland Uber Alles is wonderful. But there are plenty more classics on this disc which range from powerful ballads, uptempo jaunts to music hall style offerings.
The Fay Hield Trio are a treat and, as the expanded, 'big band' Hurricane Party are touring the festivals this summer, if you get the chance catch them live, I urge you to do so.