English folk phenomenon Kate Rusby explores small moments -- the lingering flight of "The Wild Goose," the predicament of "The Cobbler's Daughter," the musing of "The Sleepless Sailor." She does this with a fine ear and voice for detail, treating her songs -- from the traditional "Goose" to the original "Sailor" with the spare yet passionate delivery they merit. She also offers a definitively different take on Iris DeMent's saga of the death of a small southwestern hamlet, "Our Town." Rusby is from Yorkshire in the UK, and her distinctive accent lends authenticity and personality to the tales she shares. The twentysomething Rusby's unlikely combination of simplicity and sophistication as well as her understanding of musical tradition is opening doors for her in other parts of the world as well.
Performance CreditsKate Rusby Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Ian Carr Guitar
Dave Burland Vocals
Andy Cutting Accordion (Diatonic)
Francis MacDonald Percussion
John McCusker Banjo,Fiddle
Tim O'Brien Mandolin,Vocals
Darrell Scott Guitar
Roger Wilson Guitar,Vocals
Michael McGoldrick Flute,Human Whistle
Andy Seward Double Bass
Technical CreditsIris DeMent Composer
Ian Carr Arranger
John McCusker Arranger,Producer
Moray Munro Engineer
Kate Rusby Arranger,Composer
Andy Seward Engineer
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Sleepless based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I am not usually a fan of folk music, but I love Kate Rusby. Her music is original, often based off of traditional irish music. This cd is one of my favorites!