Album - The Harvest
superlatives can describe this stunning album. Wonderfully sung, superbly
played, but, more importantly, constructed with care and not constrained
within the bluegrass straitjacket. Explodes another theory-no one sings
a John Hiatt song better than John Hiatt. Should be compulsory listening
for anyone about to record an acoustic album."
"Her new self-produced album...is as passionate as it is virtuosic.
More than just a terrific album, The Harvest is testimony to Chiavola's
musical vision and to the esteem of her friends and peers."
"Chiavola is simply a highly talented bluegrass-style performer
who possesses a golden ear for great songs plus the sterling voice and
delivery needed to do them justice."
"Anyone with an interest in acoustic music, whether it be bluegrass,
singer-songwriters or simply superlative musicianship should head out
and buy this album right away....The highest of this album's high spots
is Kathy's arrangement of John Hiatt's Thirty Years of Tears. It's stunning,
even better than Hiatt's version, and I can give no more praise than
voice is back....one of the best releases of '96...Kathy Chiavola has
once again, if that's possible, surprised many of the critics in country
music with her breathtaking and stunning vocal presentation on the new
"This is by far the best release this year."
"a follow up of the highest order......one of the most beautiful
voices around. Her poise and total command of the material echoing class
at every turn."
"Such an intimate album. THE HARVEST takes us to the listening
room of the heart where Kathy sings the whole "Big Picture"
of Love's lifetime." This album is a personal pilgrimage through
hope and desire, daring, dread and faith. The music is rich, delivery
impeccable, instrumentals dazzling, song selection superb, and the harmonie's
provided by a who;s who of country and bluegrass in the nineties. THE
HARVEST is not an option, but a musical must."
Song List (Songwriter)
(Real Audio clips in highlights)
1. Won't Be Long (J. Leslie McFarland)