In this “chase the almighty buck” world, how often do you see someone who sheds the bonds of the nine to fivers for their one true abiding passion? Rarely, if ever, do we find such an artist surfacing in full creative bloom after years embroiled in the America survival opera; Kathy Black is just that rarity.
Her debut release on Waxsimile Records though intensely personal, touches the abundant truths we all share. Kentucky, Chicago, California’s bay area and even a taste of Los Angeles, are the grist for her infectious rhythms, astute lyrics and irresistible performances; all assured to please the most discriminating musical palate.
The Band’s Richard Manuel is quoted as saying that Kathy Black was his favorite singer, while none other than the great Paul Williams, upon hearing Ms. Black’s “Kentucky”, declared her his song-writing peer. But all that may be just so many whispered words in the winds, MAIN STREET is the real statement here, try it, you wont regret it.