Kate Jacobs is one of America’s great songwriters. Her themes have been fairly consistent through the years but they are powerfull ones. The loss of the rural american lifestyle and family farms and the importance of family have been her two great causes. While simple this territory gives her a lot of room to grow and dig deep into the material. She has recorded three records for Hoboken label Bar/None
Her new 2004 disc is called You Call That Dark and features these same themes and a few new ones. It was produced by Dave Schramm, who also played guitars, organ, gut-string dobro, harmonium and other instruments.
Here’s 3 from You Call That Dark (rename each song and add .mp3)
Your Big Sister
Pete’s Gonna Sell
Life Can Be Sweet
Dave Schramm is part of the excellent roots band The Schramms. Here’s some album cuts from some of their releases.
Yesterday’s Chris Price link didn’t work – here is the correct one: