Personnel: Carrie Newcomer (vocals, acoustic guitar); Robert Meitus (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Susan Denton Staley, Jennifer Kimball (vocals); Jason Wilber (electric guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro, mandolin, electric sitar); David Wierhake (accordion, piano); Jack Helsley (acoustic bass, electric bass); Jamey Reid (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Mark Williams ; Robert Meitus.
Liner Note Author: Marc D. Allan.
Recording information: Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC.
Editors: Dave A. Harris ; Mark Williams .
Photographers: Chris Radok; Se¤or McGuire.
This album owes a bit more to Southern rock and country than Newcomer's previous albums, although there's no trace of growl or twang. Producers Mark Williams and Roger Meitus have colored her very conventional folk songs with a few more electric guitars, and Newcomer's deep vocals have grown increasingly uninhibited. Her lyrics have a palpable honesty about them, although they are not inventively written. "I'm Not Thinking of You," for example, in spite of its predictable rhymes, is an interesting declaration of independence, a slightly saucy but agreeably vulnerable post-love song. Unfortunately, Newcomer has yet to sell her songs on CD as well she does in person. ~ Darryl Cater