Kate Mackenzie - Let Them Talk

Thursday 1st June 1995
Kate Mackenzie - Let Them Talk

STYLE: Country
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Red House

Reviewed by Tony May

Kate came to fame as a performer on Garrison Keillor's legendary radio show 'A Prairie Home Companion'. Also, she joined the great man to form The Hopeful Gospel Quartet with Robin And Linda Williams, on their album I recently reviewed in CR. This, her first solo album, has been eagerly awaited by those in the know, particularly when word got out that the supporting cast would include Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush and still more quality guests. An outstanding track is the oldtime gospel song "He Knows How Much We Can Bear", with wonderful harmonies from veteran black gospel quartet The Fairfield Four. "Waitin' Out The Storm" is another cracker, actually it's all great music if you go for exemplary, cool, contemporary bluegrass. Sizzling, mournful fiddle sound from Stuart Duncan on most tracks and fine banjo skills from Alan O'Bryant. Supreme bluegrass at its best.

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