Archives for July 12, 2005

"Peddlin’ Dreams" – Maria McKee

I've just finished listening to Maria McKee's Peddlin' Dreams twice through, and the experience was like being reunited with an old, dear friend you haven't seen in years.McKee's performances her make her a strong contender for the year's strongest vocal performance (alongside Karin Bergqust of Over the Rhine). Even though it's largely a collaborative effort with husband and producer Jimmy Akin, McKee sounds more comfortable, and the songs sound more lived-in; and, in fact, the opener is … [Read more...]