Eve Goldberg, |
A Kinder Season
A Kinder Season is Canadian folkie Eve Goldberg's first album of original songs, and in her writing and singing you can hear echoes of Kate Wolf, which to me is not a bad thing at all. She has created a set of good images and metaphors, with strong playing and good harmony singing.
Goldberg has also given us a well-produced album. Each song is framed beautifully, given the instrumentation and playing that it needs. "Pebble on the Water," for example, has only light percussion and four-part vocal harmony.
Goldberg says she wrote the album after the death of her mother. It is her attempt to find joy in a time of great sorrow. The attempt succeeds. Goldberg is a writer who sees and acknowledges the darkness but never gives in to it. The overall tone of the disc is optimistic and you'll come away from it feeling a little better.
Eve Goldberg is a performer who deserves all good things.
by Michael Scott Cain