Kathy Mattea – St Teresa

Labels:Thirty Tigers
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:04:19
From the Album:St Teresa
Available Date & Time: Aug 10 2018 10:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Aug 27 2018 00:00:00


Kathy Mattea

"St. Teresa"


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From her new album Pretty Bird

Produced by Tim O'Brien

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“A sublime acoustic collection including a number of smartly chosen and heartfelt covers, the record marks something of a new era in Mattea’s 30-plus-year career…. Mattea’s always impeccable taste for fellow artists and writers is once again evident on Pretty Bird” – Rolling Stone


“With each addition to her greatest hits, Mattea proved to have not just the voice but also the intrinsic talent to add her own point of view to others’ songs without overshadowing their original appeal or intent.” Wide Open Country


Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of Nashville's finest song interpreters,” Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of: two GRAMMY wins, four CMA Awards, four #1 country singles, and five gold albums (plus a platinum collection of her greatest hits). The dream almost ended, though, when Mattea entered her 50s and began to find her voice changing. What followed was a three year journey through life challenges and vocal glitches that she describes as her “dark night of the soul,” a trying time of personal anguish and professional uncertainty that threatened to silence her permanently.


“The hardest thing was facing the question of whether I would still be able to sing well enough to enjoy it. That was the acid test for me, and I had to be willing to walk through a process that bumped me up against the very real possibility that, in the end, the answer might be “No.”


Instead, Mattea dug in with a vocal coach, re-committed to her music, and emerged with the most poignant album of her career, Pretty Bird. Working with her old friend, music roots wizard Tim O’Brien, producing, Pretty Bird is a chronicle of her journey, song by song, back to singing for the sheer joy of it. It’s an emotional, moving collection, one that draws its strength not only from Mattea’s touching performances, but also from her uncanny ability to weave seemingly disparate material into a cohesive whole. From a playful take on Oliver Wood’s “Chocolate On My Tongue” to a tender rendition of Mary Gauthier’s “Mercy Now,” from a British traditional to a Bobbie Gentry classic, these are the songs that helped Mattea reclaim her voice, and she inhabits each as fully as if it were her own.


Exquisitely arranged and delivered with the kind of subtlety and nuance that can only come from a lifetime of heartbreak and triumph, Pretty Bird is a title Kathy Mattea inhabits quite literally, and it’s a welcome reintroduction to one of country and Americana music’s most enduring and beloved figures.


Tour Dates:


10.03.18 – Acme Feed and Seed – Nashville, TN

10.12.18 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA

10.14.18 – City Winery – Nashville, TN

10.16.18 – Sellersville Theater 1894 – Sellersville, PA

10.18.18 – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – Troy, NY

10.19.18 – Shalin Liu Performance Center – Rockport, MA

10.20.18 – The Colonial Theatre – Keene, NH

10.22.18 – City Winery – Boston, MA

10.24.18 – City Winery – New York, NY

10.26.18 – Peoples Bank Theatre – Marietta, OH

10.28.18 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA

11.02.18 – Star Hall – Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT

11.03.18 – Grand County High School – Moab, UT

01.18.19 – Historic Temple Theatre – Viroqua, WI

01.19.19 – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center – Appleton, WI

02.24.19 – Curtis M Phillips Center – Gainesville, FL

03.30.19 – Irvine Barclay Theatre – Irvine, CA






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