Patty Larkin: “25”

My review of the new album from Patty Larkin– simply titled 25— is posted at CT today. This is one I really wish I’d had more room to write about; as the title suggests, this collection gathers 25 songs from Larkin’s 25-year career, and also features– yep– 25 guest performers. Given that Larkin is able to cherry-pick some of her finest material from a prolific career, there are obviously a lot of choice cuts here, and many of the guest artists add something really special to Larkin’s skeletal blueprints (I think the Erin McKeown number is my favorite as far as collaboration goes). All in all, another ambitious and beautiful folk album in a year that’s already been full of ’em.


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