been said, many times, that music is a universal language and
that seems to be particularly true of country music. You don't
have to take my word for it, here is what it says on Karin
Wright's official website: I juni 2004 ga Karin ut sitt første
soloalbum 'Full House'. Albumet har fått gode kritikker
og låta Deep down lå femten uker på Norsktoppen, hvorav fire
uker på førsteplass. Salget går, om ikke så raskt, så jevnt
og trutt. Det har vært mange fine tilbakemeldinger i
forbindelse med konserter og plata. Med seg på plata har hun et
stjernelag bestående av Geir Sundstøl (som også har vært
produsent), Jørun Bøgeberg, Trond Augeland, Bitten Forsudd,
Heidi Gjermundsen, Erland Dahlen og Aslak Dørum.
you get all that? I don't understand one word of Norwegian but
after listening to her album, I'm pretty sure it probably
translates to "you will most definitely want to add this
album to your CD collection."
album starts with a cover of a popular Eagles tune,
"Heartache Tonight." That, in and of itself, tells you
that Wright is not only talented but totally fearless. She
covers a few others songs, including "Mama He's Crazy"
which was a mega hit for the Judd's. Wright's version has more
of a calypso beat and is uniquely, and enjoyably, different.
of my favorite cuts on this album is "Satin Feet,"
which is one of four cuts on this album that Wright co-wrote. It
was this song that first got my attention and after only hearing
it one time, I was intrigued enough to want to learn more about
the singer. This particular song is so reminiscent of the hey
days of country; it harkens back to a time when folks would
huddle around the radio to listen to the Opry. Wright's style
and voice are a throw-back to that era when music was simple and
the voices were pure; wonderfully, delightfully pure.
says she is a "late bloomer" to country and was
side-tracked along her musical route by other genres. In fact,
she admits to being a "recovered punk rocker" and now
describes herself as "an old rocker gone country." She
also describes herself as a crusader for country music and
someone who has never given up on her dreams. Regardless of how
you describe her, there is no denying that she is immensely
talented and on behalf of country music fans everywhere, I
applaud her talent and am grateful that she is now carving her
niche' in my favorite genre. She has a voice that will easily
find a comfortable corner in your consciousness and then gently
lead you to a mellow place where life is good and the music is
my favorite songs on this album were the ones she wrote, I
equally enjoyed the songs she covered. The entire album from
start to finish is like a breath of fresh air. Do yourself a
favor; open the windows to your musical soul and breathe deep.
pictured with Cowboy Crush, taken at
the Vinstra Music Festival in Norway.