A worthy followup to the life-changing Songs From The Levee
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Moonpie Dreams continues Kate's growth as a songwriter, and the arrangements show some reach beyond the generic folk/country of her first. It is maddeningly uneven, however. It doesn't get much better than See Rock City and Delmus Jackson. But there are a few too many clunkers for my taste. I have seen Kate live on 3 different occasions, and she makes the songs come to life more like she must have originally imagined them. I managed to get her autograph on the CD insert for this one, and believe me, she is just as great to talk to as she is to listen to. See the reviews for Visions Of Plenty, which I think is superior."
Best of Kate Campbell
Jack J. Lewis | Elizabethtown, PA | 04/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This remains the best of Kate Campbell's CDs to date. I bought it because I liked "When Panthers Roamed in Arkansas," but "See Rock City" is one of the most interesting, toe-tapping tunes I've heard in years. "Delmus Jackson" also is excellent. If you want to experience Kate Campbell, try this one first."
Her writing defines America
really-siobhan | 01/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, so my headline is corny and ultimately misleading. We were once a nation of regions and, to some extent, we still are. Followers of folk music are always looking for the next Dylan. While it is true, there is only one Dylan (for that matter, one Bruce Springsteen and, if you are English, one Richard Thompson) but Kate has the potential for becoming the greatest woman songwriter in America. Her songs and voice are Southern -- one of the most highly defined regions in America. She knows this country and the events that shaped it. No where is that knowledge more brilliantly displayed than in Galaxie 500 or in Delmos Jackson. The former ties a popular automobile model with change and with the assisination of Dr. King. The latter, a more challenging song, purposely marries mundane, everyday sounds -- a deceptively simple melody and lyric -- with a salute to an everyday hero, the janitor of the title."