Saturday, 26 April 2008
Barnsley-based folk singer Kate Rusby has become something of a folk sensation in the last few years. Her remarkable voice, memorable tunes and adaptations of older folk songs are becoming known to an ever-growing fan base (though she has been recording for a decade). Her latest album Awkward Annie is as good as any she has done. Her concert last night in Bristol was a brilliant presentation of her best songs. Having seen a less confident, too chatty version of Rusby previously a few years ago, it was good to see her maturing as a concert performer, doing justice with an excellent band to her many fine tunes, not least a rendering of Sandy Denny's Who Knows Where the Time Goes that did justice to the iconic song. She enchanted her audience and showed exactly why she keeps picking up folk awards.