KIN - Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
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||Anything But Tame||Rodney Crowell||4:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||If the Law Don't Want You||Norah Jones||2:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Just Pleasing You||Vince Gill||4:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||God I'm Missing You||Lucinda Williams||4:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm a Mess||Rodney Crowell||4:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Momma's On a Roll||Lee Ann Womack||3:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sister Oh Sister||Rosanne Cash||3:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||My Father's Advice||Rodney Crowell & Kris Kristofferson||3:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Long Time Girl Gone By||Emmylou Harris||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Hungry for Home||Rodney Crowell||3:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Mary Karr is a poet and writer whose 1995 memoir The Liar's Club attracted the attention of country singer Rodney Crowell. He namechecked her in his 2003 track "Earthbound," rhyming her name with Ringo Starr's. Together they wrote the songs for Kin and, since Karr doesn't consider herself a vocalist, invited other artists to sing them. Produced by Joe Henry, the album is consistently powerful. Whether it's Lucinda Williams adding her tearstained voice to "God I'm Missing You" or Crowell and Kris Kristofferson joining together for the rollicking jig of "My Father's Advice," the songs come alive. Even Crowell's ex-wife Rosanne Cash gets into the act with the emotionally bare "Sister Oh Sister." Sung by Norah Jones, "If the Law Don't Want You" evokes classic country songwriting; its lyrics sing the praises of a bad boy while its music captures an acoustic feel. For a true country-western sound, there's Vince Gill's take of "Just Pleasing You."
A collectible rarity!
Beautifully produced with powerful, soul baring lyrics sung by a remarkable collection of artists. An album like this comes along once every 20 years. Balancing expression of grace, melancholy, grit & fire the sentiments expressed leave me a little raw & moved but admiring the artistry. Can't believe how little notice or buzz there is for this album!