In her 30-year-long recording career, singer/songwriter Katy Moffatt has made the effort to define herself on her own terms. From her short stint as a country artist to one of the most successful independent artists in the acoustic circuit, she has maintained her integrity. On Up Close and Personal, Moffatt delivers a live solo retrospective of her wide-ranging oeuvre, and a fine collection it is.
The starkly simple format allows the songs to stand on their own strength, and Moffatt's voice is as pure as a mountain stream. Loaded with emotion, even her cover tunes ("Love Me Like a Man" by Bonnie Raitt) sound as if they come from deep within her tattered heart. Highlights include "Walkin' on the Moon" and the powerful "Never Be Alone Again." There are a whole lot of girls with guitars out there, but Moffatt is in a class all her own. 4 stars.
Katy Moffatt plays Eddie's Attic Sat., June 10, with Junie Fisher.
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Ugliest bunch of girls I've ever seen.
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