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04.06.2010 / The New and Poignant Direction of Kathy Mattea. Posting by a Friend of the Omaha Performing Arts.

So, I fell in love with the music of Kathy Mattea way back when, with Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses... Talk about a sweet number one hit! When she played at the Holland Center a few years ago, it was amazing. She has this beautiful voice and heartbreaking songs... Okay, I admit it, she brings me to tears sometimes

"She has this beautiful voice and heartbreaking songs."

When her new album Coal came out last year, I had to listen to it a couple times just to be sure I heard right... Did this gritty sound really belong to my girl? Were these timeless songs about the economic and physical pitfalls of working in coal mines really coming out of a blockbuster country singer’s mouth? Risky, gutsy, haunting, wistful, powerful... lovely. Okay, I dug it. I got hooked. I play the album all the time – so perfect for rainy nights, slow dances... Plus, not very many folks can make “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” sound as awesome as Patty Loveless does, but Kathy Mattea sure comes close.

Definitely check out Kathy Mattea on her Moving Mountains tour. She’s back at the Holland on April 17 – the acoustics there are mind-boggling! It’ll be a beautiful show. Share it with someone you love...

You can buy tickets and check out a new video here. Seats start at around nineteen bucks – totally great deal. See you there!

Are you planning on going to the show? Join in and let us know what you think of the show.

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