Kim Richey (from the album Edgeland)
Opening her recent release Edgeland with an exit, Kim Richey tries to board a train, missing the ride and hitching herself to a fasttrack rhythm for “The Red Line”. Edgeland puts Kim Richey in the role of citizen watcher as she delivers audio snapshots of the human condition. Plucked notes drop somberly around the man refusing to open bad news as his barge drifts on the Ohio in “Your Dear John” and “Pin a Rose” hits back at domestic abuse while “Black Trees” grows in an ambient musical landscape and percussion offers a foundation for the hopes of “High Times”.
A wobbly rhythm heads south to Mexico to tell the tale in “Leaving Song” and memories hold on tight as the beat of “Chase Wild Horses” propels the track from co-writers Kim and Mike Henderson forward. Edgeland welcomes visitors, Al Anderson (NRBQ) sharing credits as writers become partners in songs as well when Chuck Prophet (“Whistle on Occasion”) and Mando Saenz (“The Get Together”) join in the recording. Persistence pushes the Country rhythms as much as regret drives the confessions of “I Tried” while Kim Richey wears the skin of the dad she lost at two years old in “Not for Money or Love”.
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