Rose Kimball & Judy Painter
Reviewed by Margaret Moser, Fri., Aug. 27, 2010
Rose Kimball & Judy PainterThe Journey (Bat Cat Melodies)
Too bad the dusty sweetness of The Journey will be lost in the shuffle of back-to-school CDs; Rose Kimball's composing skills in the traditional art of songwriting ring true in the manner of Caroline Herring or Slaid Cleaves. Some of the songs are simply well-crafted, jaunty tunes ("Drought Bound Blues," "Little Bird of Heaven"), but Kimball and Judy Painter's authenticity and potential are impressive, their harmonies often haunting ("Ghost of Billy Grey").