Kim Richey On Mountain Stage
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Singer-songwriter Kim Richey
makes her fourth appearance on Mountain Stage
, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Richey first emerged in the early 1990s as part of the growing alt-country movement — and, as such, remained difficult to classify. Nevertheless, Richey's music didn't go unnoticed in Nashville: Many of her songs ended up recorded by mainstream heavyweights such as Trisha Yearwood and Brooks & Dunn.
Richey's fusion of pop, folk and roots music foretold a style of confessional country-pop that would later be popularized by superstars like Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert
. (Many Americana fans will recall Richey's harmony vocals in "Come Pick Me Up," from Ryan Adams
' breakthrough album Heartbreaker
.) Here, Richey draws mostly from 2010's Wreck Your Wheels
, featuring contributions from Americana stalwarts Will Kimbrough and Mark Olson.
- "Wreck Your Wheels"
- "Careful How You Go"
- "I'm Alright"
- "Thorn In My Heart"
- "Angel Share"
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