Roses

by Kathy Mattea

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Kathy Mattea has always teetered on the Nashville edge with her music. On Roses, her 13th studio album, she pushes the envelope, bringing to the forefront the blending of the Scottish/Irish music found in small doses on her last few albums. "That's All the Lumber You Sent," the first track, screams Celtic, as does the instrumental "Isle of Inishmore." But whatever the musical style, brooding and contemplative lyrics accompany all of the tracks. Mattea's warm alto voice comes across opulently in "The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here" and the Kim Richey remake "I'm Alright." This album isn't the country music of the former Grammy-winner and CMA vocalist of the year, but it wins high marks for creative expression and originality. ~ Maria Konicki Dinoia

1. That's All The Lumber You Sent
2. They Are The Roses
3. Guns of Love
4. Ashes In The Wind
5. I'm Alright
6. Till I Turn To You
7. Come Away With Me
8. Who We Are
9. Junkyard
10. Isle Of Inishmore - Part 1 (Air)
11. Isle of Inishmore - Part 2 (Jig)
12. The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here

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released August 15, 2002

Narada Records
Produced by Ed Cash; Co-Produced by Kathy Mattea

Personnel:
Kathy Mattea (whistling, guitar); John Mock (whistling, concertina, harmonium); Joanie Madden (whistling); Ed Cash (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals); Bill Cooley (acoustic guitar, classical guitar); David Johnson (steel guitar, dobro); Chris Carmichael (violin, fiddle); Kris Thompson, John Catchings, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson , David Angell (strings); Tim Lauer (accordion); Mark Stallings (piano); Byron House (acoustic bass, upright bass); Tommy Simms (electric bass); Jim Brock, Dan Needham (drums, percussion); David Barnes (background vocals).

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Kathy Mattea Nashville, Tennessee

Twice named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association, Kathy Mattea is among the most successful women in the genre’s history, yet her creative spirit has led her to explore musical territory well beyond its confines. Her recent recordings have intertwined Celtic, gospel, and bluegrass influences with the folk and acoustic music that have served as her artistic anchor. ... more

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