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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.

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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.

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