Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet


The West Was Burning


Martha Scanlan, former band member of the Reeltime Travelers, trots into her solo career with "The West was Burning," and her bluegrass/folk tunes take listeners out onto the porch to drink lemonade and watch the stars. This songstress is spiritual, with an added earthly charm. She sings to God, the trees, faded jeans ... she is true Americana ... an earthy, country gal paying homage to all that is divine. From the sweet tea love song seeped in natural metaphors "Seeds of the Pine," to a full-bodied rendition of Reverend James Cleveland's gospel classic, "Get Right Church," Scanlan's variety, poetry and lack of pretention take her to the top of the mountain. – Sarah Cosgrove

More reviews tagged #Folk

  • reviewed 03/2010


  • reviewed 03/2009

    Danny Schmidt
    Instead the Forest Rose to Sing

  • reviewed 05/2007

    Sonny Smith

  • reviewed 01/2004

    Richard Thompson
    The Old Kit Bag

  • reviewed 09/2008

    To Spirit Back the Mews: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation

  • reviewed 11/2015

    Sam Morrow
    There Is No Map

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.