It's been said that Celtic folkie Kate Rusby is one of the most consistent musicians around. Her six previous albums have received critical acclaim, and her latest, Awkward Annie, is already winning over the press. There was no guarantee this disc would be as good as its predecessors, however, especially since Rusby's life was in a shambles when she made it.
But personal turmoil often breeds great songs, as Rusby proves. She deals with the separation from her husband on a number of tracks, including the passionate Bitter Boy, while other reflective numbers delve deep into her heartbroken psyche. With 12 beautiful songs, Rusby's hit another bull's eye.