Don't I Know
Sugar Hill Records
Easily one of the most consistently entertaining albums shes ever made (and thats saying a lot), the latest effort from Irish chanteuse Maura OConnell is awash in spellbinding vocals and fearless instrumentation, punctuated by the singers golden gift for lucid but inventive interpretation.
Among the songwriters whose work is showcased here are Patty Griffin, Jim Lauderdale and Mindy Smith.
This one is not to be missed! Just make sure to steel yourself for the devastatingly gorgeous closing track, Time to Learn written by Pat Alger and Tim OBrien.
--Stephen L. Betts
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