Most people know Sylvia Tyson from her 60s hit Four Strong Winds. But you might be surprised that 40 years on, she's still one of the more active musicians out there. Along with folk veterans Gwen Swick, Caitlin Hanford and Cindy Church, Tyson has been busy as a member of the rootsy four-piece Quartette.
Their sixth album is a solid helping of blues, folk and gospel, which isn't surprising considering the collective talent pouring out of this group. Most of the tracks are pleasant mid-tempo ditties, perfect for a quiet evening at Hugh's Room. The relaxing melodies and lush harmonies are the album's selling point, but lighthearted songs about love will help keep the disc on repeat.
Quartette play Hugh's Room Saturday (October 27).