Katya Chorover

Big Big Love

by Jedd Beaudoin

10 April 2012

 
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Katya Chorover

Big Big Love

(Cat and the Moon)
US: 1 Oct 2011
UK: Import

It’s been a decade since Katya Chorover released her last album –– in that time she’s left behind the state of Washington, trading it for new digs in Colorado, and teamed up with Portland, Oregon’s Casey Neill, who co-produced this record and assembled players such as Jenny Conlee-Drizos (The Decemberists) and Matt Brown (She and Him). Naturally pedigree isn’t everything –– there have to be killer performances and wicked good songs. Worry not. Both are here in spades. With an atmosphere that recalls Roseanne Cash at her best as well as early Lucinda Williams and a dash of the best Nanci Griffith records, Big Big Love’s best moments include “Movin’ On”, “Cavalries Of Love”, and “Whiskey Clouds”. Chorover has a flair for old country and a knack for good story –– her cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Brother Flower” is particularly deft.

Big Big Love

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