Guest / Limited Access /
Feathers & Twine
Our Rating
4 Stars - Excellent
Average Rating
(10 user ratings) ADD YOURS Help
Release Date
October 4, 2011
Label
CD Baby

Style: Folksy acoustic pop; compare to Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell, Colbie Caillat

Top tracks: "Widowbird," "When the Circus Leaves Town," "Put Out the Questions"

Formerly of Mosaic, Nashville's Harlow continues in that group's folk/acoustic pop/Americana tradition, while evoking classic songwriters from yesteryear. Though the disc covers a few everyday subjects (marriage, brokenness), she offers clever observations on the ordinary. With her gloriously earthy vocals and understated but often poignant instrumentation, Harlow goes out on a limb on several occasions—the scars of South African apartheid on "Cain" and the story of a foreigner who feels like a second-class citizen in "Nohemy," all while balancing feelings of hope with empathy.

Tags:
Browse All Music Reviews By:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
Current IssueGo Ahead, Evangelicals: Use the P-Word
Subscriber Access Only Go Ahead, Evangelicals: Use the P-Word
Only some believers are ordained. But all are priests.
Also in this IssueHow Pastors' Ponzis Affect Our Gospel Witness
Subscriber Access Only How Pastors' Ponzis Affect Our Gospel Witness
A rash of pastor-endorsed fraud taints our gospel witness
Current IssueWhen God Is Strange and Awful
Subscriber Access Only
When God Is Strange and Awful
Victor Lee Austin was living a Song of Songs life. Then he learned what it’s like to become Job.
TrendingBlessed Are the Agnostics
Blessed Are the Agnostics
How I learned to see my unbelieving husband through God’s eyes.
Editor's PickIn the Battle Between LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom, Both Can Win
In the Battle Between LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom, Both Can Win
Why we needn’t fear the worst-case scenario.
View this article in Reader Mode
Christianity Today
Feathers & Twine