Leeann Atherton

Barefoot Fields

Texas Platters

Mother Superior of the South Austin hippie crowd returns with an affable set of folk and blues. Masterfully assisted by guitarist Rich Brotherton, the singer continues to mine simple emotions with a big voice and a pen that never met a cliche it didn't find attractive. Gospel-flavored opener "Add It Up," a solemn reading of Donovan's "Catch the Wind," and the soft flow of "Texas Soulful Shuffle" demonstrate Atherton's adaptability, but her well-meaning songs come off unintentionally out of step.

**

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Leeann Atherton
Texas Platters
Leeann Atherton
Heart Traveled Road (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, July 31, 2009

Off the Record
Off the Record
Music News

Austin Powell, July 10, 2009

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Daniel Johnston
Chicago 2017 (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Feb. 21, 2020

Texas Platters
Kinky Friedman
Resurrection (Record Review)

Rick Weaver, Jan. 3, 2020

More by Jim Caligiuri
Carrie Elkin’s Life-and-Death Folk
Carrie Elkin’s Life-and-Death Folk
Her father's death and daughter's birth upped the stakes of the singer's finest work

April 14, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
Soft Boys, Youngbloods, Moby Grape, Brian Jones’ grandson, etc.

March 18, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Leeann Atherton

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle