Cathy-Anne McClintock is an artist who terms her music Americana. For those unfamiliar with that term, I relate it to folk music, with a string old-style country music feel to it.
The sound really comes through on a cut such as So American.
When in the ‘Americana groove’ McClintock is at her best.
There are times the sound veers off course a bit. The lead cut How Can We Be Friends is an example. I found myself questioning exactly what sort of CD it was going to be at that point, because it has a sort of jazz, or show tune undercurrent.
Fortunately, more of the disk is material such as the song Strong Enough, which allows McClintock’s sweet comfortable voice to take the limelight.
McClintock’s voice is certainly the strength here, although be forewarned, it is an acquired taste to an extent as well. It is a sweet voice, which by the time I got to song 13, I had had my fill of. I will admit that’s a personal taste, but it is a factor.
If you like the Americana genre and a female voice in the higher range, then this will be your cup of tea.
Check out this disk at www.cathyannemcclintock.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Oct. 21, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada