It is not often that I am totally taken with an artist after hearing but a few notes or words. A few years ago I became a devoted fan of the brilliant British singer Kate Rusby after hearing her for a few seconds. Her bell clear voice and her respect for the British tradition had me hooked right away.
Last night I had the great joy of seeing her perform at Ann Arbor’s own Ark folk club. The last time I saw her a year ago, her audience was a mere 50 or so. However, last night the audience members had swelled to an enthusiastic 150. Featuring multi-instrumentalist husband, John McCusker (who’s solo album Yella Hoose is brilliant as well) and Accordionist Andy Cutting, Kate had me transfixed the whole evening. If you want to learn a bit more about Kate, Visit her home page.