(5 out of 5 stars)
"This albumn is creative and shows the wonderful guitar style of Son House as well as other bluesmen that Rory has melded into her own unique sound. She brings new thought into the blues community by both being female and telling "Mama's Blues" from that perspective. (A song that unfortunately I think a lot of women can relate to-that's what the blues are all about! everyday ) In addition "Got to Shine" can lift even the most depressed soul up. Please have a listen to this CD-you won't regret it!"
Wonderful acoustic folk/blues
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of Rory's best releases. (Hey, any CD that starts with a train whistle has got to be great!) All of the songs have Rory's trademark passionate singing and acoustic guitar playing. Terraplane Blues, The Spirit Returns, and the title cut are standouts. Got To Shine and Do Your Duty have a gospel flavor. Weepin' Willow Blues is also great. Liner notes written by Rory, talking about her musical influences and some stories behind some of the songs on this CD. (Even explain the train!)If you're looking for more Rory, Confessions of a Blues Singer is another great release."