Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Kim Richey: 8th Time's The Charm
Kim Richey's been making CDs since 1995. I have a vague memory of listening to her debut while manning the counter at my shop. The only thing I can recall for sure was that most of her CDs, from the debut forward, ended up in the budget crates. As for the music, I couldn't tell you a thing. It's been a long time.
She's just released her 8th record, "Thorn In My Heart," on YepRoc Records. I decided to go in after reading some nice reviews and seeing some interesting special guests, including Jason Isbell and Pat Sansone form Wilco.
This is some wonderful stuff. There is nothing groundbreaking here and to me, that is a refreshing change of pace. It's nice to hear a seasoned pro just writing some good songs and having great players sing and play them. Pure and simple. Words and melodies.
That's it. I like the whole record. I like these two songs a lot.