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Maria McKee 

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Maria McKee 

    

Singer-songwriter MARIA McKee played her heart out in San Francisco . In support of her sixth solo album PEDDLIN’ DREAMS released on April 19.  Former Lone Justice front woman has one of the strongest and most versatile voices with soulful hard charging roots-rock, to country tinged acoustic folk.

In her live show Maria McKee starts out with a more mellow approach with "Appalachian Boy" the faint strum of an acoustic guitar, before gradually building to an emotionally charged crescendo. I have to say that her voice remains one of the most astonishing voices that I have heard in a while. It is just crystal, and the emotion she puts into her performances -- and her songwriting -- is something that few of today's performers seem to be able to muster. "Sullen Soul," is a powerful riff-driven ballad and "You Don't Know How Glad I Am," has country-pop sound. I love the fact that all of these songs have such memorable hooks, but "Sullen Soul" is the most soaringly majestic song.  Her songs use plenty of acoustic guitars for a sound base, particularly on "Season Of The Fair" and "My One True Love"; and the use of steel guitar is a bit more extensive. Her cover of Neil Young's "Barstool Blues" is a minor gem too, as is the old school "You Don't Know How Glad I Am", which, like her 1993 album track "Only Once", is redolent of Patsy Cline. McKee is a still-evolving artist who has found multiple ways of expressing herself through her songs. Whether her new CD PEDDLIN' DREAMS changes that now is uncertain. But discriminating music fans would do well to get this recording just for the sheer pleasure of listening to one of the finest female singers around since Linda and Emmylou. Keep a listen.Singer-songwriter MARIA McKee played her heart out in San Francisco.   In support of her sixth solo album PEDDLIN’ DREAMS released on April 19, former Lone Justice front woman has one of the strongest and most versatile voices. With soulful hard charging roots-rock, to country tinged acoustic folk her live show rocks. Maria McKee starts out with a mellow approach "Appalachian Boy" with the faint strum of an acoustic guitar, before gradually building to an emotionally charged crescendo.

I have to say that her voice remains one of the most astonishing voices that I have heard in a while. It is just crystal clear, and the emotion she puts into her performances -- and her songwriting -- is something that few of today's performers can't seem to muster. Her song "Sullen Soul," is a powerful riff-driven ballad and "You Don't Know How Glad I Am," has country-pop sound. I love the fact that all of these songs have such memorable hooks, but "Sullen Soul" is the most soaringly majestic song.  Her songs use plenty of acoustic guitars for a sound base, particularly on "Season Of The Fair" and "My One True Love"; and the use of the steel guitar is more extensive. Her cover of Neil Young's "Barstool Blues" is a minor gem too, as is the old school "You Don't Know How Glad I Am", which, like her 1993 album track "Only Once", is redolent of Patsy Cline.

McKee is a still-evolving artist who has found multiple ways of expressing herself through her songs. Whether her new CD PEDDLIN' DREAMS changes that now is uncertain. But discriminating music fans would do well to get this recording just for the sheer pleasure of listening to one of the finest female singers around since Linda and Emmylou. Keep a listen.

 

 

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