British rappers like Dizzee Rascal and the Streets may have trouble getting respect here in America, and rightly so – but we must bow to British folkies: For once, we appropriated their music rather than the other way around. Rusby is at the top of a group of young artists revitalizing the U.K. folk scene, and while less fusion-minded than peers like Eliza Carthy or Thea Gilmore, she’s more pure singer than any of them, and her ability to write originals that sound 300 years old is remarkable. Her latest is fetching as usual, especially when pal Eddi Reader drops in on harmony. A few more nods to the 20th and 21st centuries would be nice (past covers of songs by Richard Thompson and Iris DeMent have been standouts), but soaking in her wonder of a voice is a timeless pleasure. MUSICAL GODMOTHERS Records by 1960s British folk revivalists Anne Briggs and Shirley Collins (see the recently released Within Sound boxed set) are a good – nay, great – introduction to Rusby’s world.
Underneath the Stars British rappers like Dizzee Rascal and the Streets may have trouble getting respect here in America, and rightly so -- but we must bow to British...Underneath the StarsFolk British rappers like Dizzee Rascal and the Streets may have trouble getting respect here in America, and rightly so -- but we must bow to British...2003-12-19
Genre: Folk; Lead Performer: Kate Rusby; Producer (group): Compass
Posted January 17 2015 — 4:48 AM EST
- 'Scandal': Will Mellie actually win the election?
- 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' star Jimmy Gojdics dead at 69
- Super scientific study finds which drugs are most prominent at music festivals
- Beloved dead comedians to perform again via hologram
- Mark Ruffalo defends Joss Whedon after feminist backlash
- 'The Last Man on Earth' names Dan Sterling as new showrunner
- Univision taps Bill Clinton for Upfront Q&A
- 'Pitch Perfect 2' costume designer's fashion notes
- Mourning after: Best TV episodes after a key character died
- NSYNC hair, revisited on 'It's Gonna Be May' meme day
- 'Outlander' sweats details so Lallybroch feels like home
- 'Grey's Anatomy': How 10 characters/actors exited the show
- Chrissy & John, Reese Witherspoon, Charles Esten & More!