Country’s one of those genres where most comments about it are one of two themes: “this song’s really sad” or “this song’s really boring.” Of course, not all country is like that, but you try to tell people that they should disregard musical stereotypes and see where you get. Not very far, I’d imagine.

The fact that I used that as a prelude to this post on Kate Maki isn’t meant to imply that her songs are boring (they’re not) or sad (OK… they’re sad); it’s meant to imply that some people see the word “country” and immediately get the notion that they’re not going to like it.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to the topic at hand. Kate Maki is a country musician who writes sad songs that don’t bore one to tears, nor do they disappoint musically or lyrically. It’s nothing especially original, but country’s one of those genres where experimentation isn’t exactly encouraged, nor one where it’s particularly necessary; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as they say. Enjoy the stereotypical country twang without the stereotypical country boredom, as I say.


From Confusion Unlimited
To Be Good (MP3, 1.9MB)
Over (MP3, 3.2MB)
Mid March Blues (MP3, 2.6MB)