More straight forward folk ways than her band Spires That In The Sunset Rise, Kathleen Baird creates beautiful music with her Nicoish / medieval tones. Cat crys, the jingle/jangle, the slashing of strings, organ breaths and bells, an array of miscellaneous beats that when played together borderline nights in a old town tavern.
With her second solo release, Lullaby for Strangers, Baird drops her Traveling Bell moniker and entrances us with her deep commanding voice and has us do her bidding. Not as dark or fractured as STITSR, Baird delves into a more traditional sound than her band, evoking thoughts of late 60’s/early 70’s folk music that you know we love here at the P&S. If you are a fan of Spires That In The Sunset Rise, or just the opposite and believe their a bit to far out, then Kathleen Baird is just the potion you need for the cure.
Below are two tracks from her Lullaby for Strangers release out on Secret Eye Records. Enjoy.
.: Breaking the Roofs
.: Morning Song 2