Album Review: Black Boots by Katie Sawicki

Album Name: Black Boots
Artist: Katie Sawicki
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

When I heard the first few words, “Jesus saves” I thought, “Hoo, boy, another Christian CD” but that was not the case. The line is actually, “the first light of the Jesus saves sign flashes up by the road side” so if only I were really paying close attention there would be no cause for alarm.

Instead I find that Katie Sawicki has a nice folk/bluegrass sound. Her voice is pleasing and fits the music well. The songwriting melodies lack excitement, but the lyrics are very impressive. Sometimes it’s hard to make a banjo sound cool but Sawicki succeeds.

The production is great. Very professional sounding. This is a nice relaxing listen.

Stand out songs: “Cover the Cost” & “Three Kids”

Posted on December 20, 2004

Track Listing
1. Upstate
2. Black Boots
3. Cover the Cost
4. Mud
5. Three Kids
6. Fever
7. The Former Years
8. Again
9. Haircut
10. Noise

[Katie Sawicki Official Site]


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