Satin Sheets - Storms Never Last - Truck Drivers Dream - Don't Be Angry - High-Test Woman - I Need Somebody Bad - You're Lookin' At Country - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - The Rodeo Came To Town - Just For Tonight - Red Hat Salute
This Minnesota country singer is in fine form on this particular CD "Country Style." Country style it is, no doubt about that. Angie has a very nice voice, and she knows how to use it. After listening to all the songs on this particular CD, I was wondering why, as the lyrics so plainly indicate, why she is constantly looking for a man, but when she finds one, she leaves him for someone more satisfying. Oh well, that's the stuff of country songs, not real life. Whoa, wait a minute, that's not quite right. Everything is set straight in the very wonderful song written by Jessi Colter, "Storms Never Last." Angie is a fine musician too, performing on acoustic guitar; bass; mandolin; plus the lead and harmony vocals. Recorded at What's Hennepin Studio in Cedar, Minnesota, I like the mix. Tom Kesanen plays harmonica throughout this project, and adds 'just-right' drop ins at the right places. Joe Chock is very audibly present with steel and Dobro. I think I like him best on Dobro, it blends so well with the harmonica, and somehow makes the entire presentation more authentically country. Angie has a very nice vibrato in her voice, and knows how to use it to embellish a good song. Angie is also a very proficient songwriter. Five songs are hers, and some second verses composed by Angie in other songs. My favorite is "Red Hat Salute" written to Hank Snow's melody of "Movin' On," about those wonderful elderly ladies that travel around wearing red hats and having fun. Come and see us Red Hats, we guarantee you'll have a good time. This CD is one of Angie's older projects, but it still holds true to what country music is all about. Highly recommended for a good-time listen.
RECORD REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International Magazine