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Album Review: Kathleen Edwards – ‘Voyageur’

(Rounder Records)

By Simon Miller
Epoch Times Staff
Created: January 22, 2012 Last Updated: January 25, 2012
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(Kathleen Edwards/Voyageur/Rounder Records)

(Kathleen Edwards/Voyageur/Rounder Records)

This classic country rock album by the Canadian songstress was co-produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver who also contributes instrumental and vocal backing. There’s a warm and mellow backwoods sound, no doubt nurtured by the recording setting in Vernon’s rustic Wisconsin studio hideaway. Recalling Joan Osborne and Neil Young, uplifting songs like ‘Mint’ evoke wide open American spaces with the wind in your hair. Co-written by Jim Bryson, the songwriting is consistently fine and hits a peak with the mountain and prairie imagery of the beautiful ‘Going To Hell’ and the languid delicacy of ‘For The Record’ -- both

elevating Voyageur to a new level.

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