I’ve been listening to Kristine Schmitt‘s new recording, Good Dirt. She’s a singer who really commands your attention. She’s got a powerful voice and knows how to serve up a tasty song. On Good Dirt, Schmitt is backed by some of the best Old Time players in Toronto, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, featuring Chris Coole on banjo and guitar, John Showman on fiddle, and Max Heineman on bass.
Good Dirt is loaded with top-rate song-writing. While it feature’s Schmitt’s distinctive vocals, this recording retains an old-timey feel with beautifully played, understated backing. I’ve been listening to Good Dirt in the car, turned up loud.