Comic author Robert Lanham coined the term "Cherohonkee" to describe a certain type of middle-class white person who has adopted a kind of faux-Native American persona (headbands, turquoise, feathers, T-shirts with pictures of wolves, Kokopelli necklaces, that sort of thing) and spends most of his or her time spouting a brand of new age babble apparently cobbled together from various self-help books, old Buffy Sainte-Marie records, and repeated viewings of Billy Jack. Scout Cloud Lee is the Cherohonkee's archetype. A motivational speaker who makes records of original songs on the side, Lee is a painfully earnest singer/songwriter whose lyrics will strike cynics as hilarious and her fellow believers as deep and insightful. In her favor, Lee does manage to skirt the smug self-righteousness endemic to many similar records, and musically, Love Medicine is entirely serviceable folk-pop with some country and Native American elements. A few songs, most notably the twangy "One Tiny Candle," might appeal to people who have never been to Taos or Sedona, but overall, Love Medicine is strictly for the faithful.
AllMusic Review by Stewart Mason