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Kathy Mattea

Features

Monday, December 8 2008

In Praise of Older Women: The Best Records of 2008 by Women 45 Years Old and Over

The old music-industry adage is that if a woman doesn't have a hit by the time she's 22 years old, she should probably look for another career. That's obviously a load of blarney.


Columns

Sunday, February 8 2009

Working in the Coal Mine and Singing About It, Too

The majority of us aren't coal miners, we don't know coal miners, and we wouldn't last a week in a coal mine. Are coal mining songs, then, still relevant?


Reviews

Thursday, September 13 2012

Kathy Mattea: Calling Me Home

Mattea's vision of coal miners in the Appalachians is both sympathetic and unflinchingly honest, recognizing the harm caused by "black coal" as well as the unbridled lust with which many pursue its riches.


Wednesday, April 2 2008

Kathy Mattea: Coal

Mattea may claim to have coal mining in her blood and bleed whenever a mountaintop is sheared for ore, but that doesn’t really matter. What matters is the music, and the music is terrific.


Thursday, September 29 2005

Kathy Mattea: Right Out of Nowhere

She doesn't want to set the world on fire, because it's already burning. Who could blame her for wanting to extinguish the flames?"


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