After years of backing up every local Austin, Texas roots music hotshot (and just about everyone who passed thru town), Sarah Brown finally delivers her first solo album offering and the wait was definitely worth it. Rather than load up a disc with sturdy blues and roots music retreads, Brown lets her eclectic musical soul come up for air and infuses 11 of the 12 selections with the stamp of her strong songwriting personality. With her regular working band in place (featuring tasty guitar work from Chris Miller) to anchor solid guest turns from Bill Kirchen, Derek O'Brien, Cindy Bullens, Angela Strehli, Marcia Ball, and Lou Ann Barton, Sister Sarah comes to the plate with an album that delivers the goods while extending the form. All new albums exploring this kind of musical turf should be this much fun to listen to.
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AllMusic Review by Cub Koda