Folksinger, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Lisa Hunter grew up in Ferndale, MI, where at an early age she discovered a love for music. Her album collection included a wide range of offerings, from rock to punk to blues and a few styles in between. Maybe that explains why her own music is more than straight folk. Folk music began to become really important to her somewhere around the end of her college years, when she really got into nature and environmental issues. The 1998 album Flying is Hunter's second full-length recording. Fans will notice a little more polish and shine put into this album as compared to her debut. Many of her songs are flavored with rock or blues, and sometimes a little of both mixed together. Some numbers make it hard to sit still, while others are strong ballads that touch the heart deeply. Lisa Hunter wrote 11 of the 12 songs here and co-wrote the other one. Her lyrics on this album tell stories about love, mistakes, and even domestic violence in one song.
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AllMusic Review by Charlotte Dillon