JT’s Picks: Katrin — Soul Wide Open

Soul Wide Open is the 2009 release from Katrin (aka Katrin Roush of Weston MA) who bills herself as a pop/folk act. The CD is a pleasure! Not only is it an eye pleasing eco-pack, sent with the appropriate supporting document properly completed, it’s a great sounding musical experience. Katrin writes driving, moving acoustic oriented material, and the album is recorded immaculately. The arrangements are both straightforward and powerful. This one is a keeper!

I would take slight exception to her genre self-assessment. This is AAA material, bringing elements of pop vocals, acoustic rock arrangements, and strong overtones of country. Steppin’ Stones channels Faith Hill; Your Song evokes Bonnie Raitt; interestingly Pieces of Me hints at Destiny’s Child. Perhaps the closest overall comparison is Sheryl Crow. Not bad company! Do check out her disc at www.katrinrocks.com


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