Rusby, Kate / Underneath the Stars
Album: Underneath the Stars   Collection:General
Artist:Rusby, Kate   Added:Feb 2004
Label:Pure Records, Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-03-15 Pull Date: 2004-05-17
Week Ending: May 2 Apr 25 Apr 11 Apr 4 Mar 28 Mar 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 31, 2007: Finneman's Market
The Blind Harper
4. Apr 19, 2004: Women who rock
Bring Me a Boat
2. Feb 28, 2007: I once got Canadian radio
The Blind Harper
5. Apr 05, 2004: Women Who Rock
The Blind Harper
3. Apr 30, 2004: Discarded, Recycled, and New
Let Me Be
6. Mar 30, 2004: Discarded, Recycled, and New
Underneath the Stars

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-04-07
Kate Rusby has a nice voice, well-suited for the folk/Celtic music that she sings. I’m not sure if she is Irish, but she sings with an accent. Her songs range from slow ballads to fast, upbeat tunes. The lyrics are engaging and the instrumentals well-done. If you like folk or Celtic, I’d really recommend giving her a listen.

1) The Good Man– pretty, light song about infidelity; strong rhythm from guitars and accordion 2) The Daughter of Megan– slow, pretty song; very pleasant to listen to 3) Let Me Be– not as good as the two former songs; strong guitar instrumentals 4) Cruel– slow and pretty song about lost love; very simple guitar accompaniment 5) The Blind Harper– upbeat, fast song; kind of weird, jerky melody; fun to listen to, gets better in the second half 6) The White Cockade– slow song about love torn apart by war; pretty but kind of dull 7) Young James– kind of slow, but with pretty fiddle interlude in the middle 8) Falling– really slow, dull song; melody is just not interesting; guitar accompaniment 9) Bring Me A Boat– slow, but benefits from Rusby’s interesting technique here and the simple, repetitive, strong tune 10) Polly– slightly faster, happy song about love lost and then regained; still slow, but pretty 11) Sweet William’s Ghost– long, slow ballad that channels “Barbara Ann” in title and melody 12) Underneath the Stars– the title song is a little disappointing, but one of the prettiest ballads; slow, soft, but sweet

Track Listing
1. The Goodman   7. Young James
2. The Daughter of Megan   8. Falling
3. Let Me Be   9. Bring Me a Boat
4. Cruel   10. Polly
5. The Blind Harper   11. Sweet William's Ghost
6. The White Cockade   12. Underneath the Stars