Catie Curtis

Catie Curtis

Catie Curtis

Long Night Moon

Compass

Popular folk artist Catie Curtis returns with her eighth album, Long Night Moon and it’s one of the best of her career.

Since bursting onto the scene in 1996 with her debut record Truth From Lies, Curtis has built up a loyal following with her brand of upbeat folk-pop, gentle ballads and perceptive lyrics. Long Night Moon doesn’t deviate from this formula and right from the moody opening cut, “Find You Now,” the strength of her writing is apparent.

The jaunty acoustic ditty “Strange” is a delight, and together with the summery “Hey California,” provides a real upbeat flavor against songs such as “People Look Around” —a powerful tune written in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One of the key lyrical themes of the record is Curtis’ reaction to being a mother of two, as evident on the poignant “New Flowers.” The standout track though is Curtis’ collaboration with Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Water and Stone,” a delicate, yet affecting song with superb harmony vocals.

Put simply, modern folk music doesn’t come much better than Long Night Moon.

Catie Curtis: www.catiecurtis.com

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