Clare Burson's new album more than meets the lonesome pedal steel quota (well over half, if you don't mind). Thieves is just a gorgeous album - pared down in places, full on twang in others, consistently engaging.
The vocals are right up there too, a bit Lucinda Williams, a bit Patty Griffin and maybe even a spot of Hugo Largo's Mimi Goese in there, too. Clare's a classically trained musician and you can tell. Highly recommended.
I could have happily posted up any of the songs on her new album, but as it's the weekend, here's a spot of cosmic cowgirl twang:
Listen - Clare Burson - Angels
And here's an older one from 2005's Idaho EP:
Listen - Clare Burson - Love Me In The Morning.
Buy it from Clare's official site.
More info and tour dates on MySpace.