Tuesday, October 8, 2019

PREMIERE: Caitlin Anne Webster -- "Powhatan River Blues"

If we have to do a reprise of the late 60s and early 70s -- complete with presidential impeachments, we might as well get the soundtrack, too. Caitlin Anne Webster's got the kind of rich, clear singing voice that would have made every beatnik drop their espresso and every hippie drop their doobie -- and make you drop your vape pen. "Powhatan River Blues" luxuriates in time, space, and musicality. It's a simple finger-picking pattern that showcases Webster's poise and insightful lyrics. Clocking in at five minutes, it's a reminder that we deserve to spread out and take things slow as much as possible.

Caitlin Anne Webster. Photo by Emily Quirk

Webster's been releasing music under her own name -- such as her solo EP Black Moon in 2015 -- and with her band Nightingale Rodeo. She cites Blaze Foley, The Deslondes, Nancy Sinatra, and Karen Dalton as influences. You'll hear all of that that on "Powhatan River Blues": wry humor, sincerity, and incredible singing.
 On “Powhatan River Blues,” Caitlin’s soulful vocals and compelling acoustic guitar take center stage. Inspired by a carefree day spent on the water with her sister, Webster brings a sense of nostalgia and longing for a simpler time.

Transplanted from LA and now rooted in Tennessee, Webster has both a full-length solo project and a new record from Nightingale Rodeo coming down the pipes.



Caitlin Anne Webster -- Facebook, Bandcamp

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