100% Pure Yorkshire Beauty

Ever dream about going down to a pub and discovering one of those mysteriously gorgeous Yorkshire lasses with that mysteriously gorgeous way of singing, the voice that just carries you off into melancholy storytelling about the sea, about unrequited love, about hardship and longing…?

Okay, maybe that’s my sort of thing.

I basked all weekend in the glow of the new album by Kate Rusby. Underneath the Stars is my favorite Rusby record yet — beautifully recorded, giving her voice all the space it needs, and supporting her with delicate musicianship. The lyrics are like a collection of good old-fashioned Irish poetry. And the song “Falling” is going to make it onto any mix-disc I make this year.

Here’s a review from AllMusic.com.

Many thanks to my good friend Kenny Heaton for introducing me to Ms. Rusby’s bewitchingly beautiful talents.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    Duly noted. Embarassment and shame. Revisions made. Point still stands: She’s a beauty. (My introduction to her was, if I recall correctly, on some Irish tunes, so I made an assumption.)

  • Martin

    Er… ahem… Kate Rusby is from Barnsley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Which is to say, she’s not Irish.


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