GREEN EYED SOUL
To my ear Carrie Catherine is one of the most unique, yet smooth voices on the Saskatchewan music scene, and frankly has a sound which should have carried her far beyond this province's borders.
I fell for this girl with her great album Venus Envy, and I can tell you there is no drop off with the release of Green Eyed Soul. She busts out on her latest album hitting the long ball with the opening cut Carry On, and she keeps hitting them deep throughout the album.
Carrier calls herself a folk rock/soul artist. In truth her music comes across more pop than driving rock, but hey that doesn't change the substance here, which comes from the soul she puts into the music.
The 10 songs here are all penned by the artist, and they show this lady has a modern poet's soul. Lyrically these songs catch you, helped along by Carrie's wonderful voice. Talk about a lady that would shine in a coffee house.
Carrie Catherine hails from Saskatoon, a fertile ground for music in Saskatchewan, and even in a city with a deep pool of talent this gal comes to the top of the list with ease.
Cuts such as Promises, Love To Follow, Wineglass, and Bird's Wings are the best here. The strength of the lyrics come in large part because of their obvious connection to the Prairies where the artist grew up, and became the budding star she is.
If you like the likes of Sarah McLachlan you will love Carrie Catherine who is easily in the same league with her famous Canadian counterpart. Don't miss this one. This girl should be going places, and big places at that. Check her out at www.carriecatherine.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Jan.16, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada