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Hello Stranger CD Review

Boston folk/pop veteran Catie Curtis has answered the wishes of many of her loyal fans with Hello, Stranger, a stripped, organic collection of songs from her fifteen years at the forefront of the modern acoustic music movement. From mid-90's Lilith Fair, folk clubs and festival tours to work with artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter and fellow New Englander Dar Williams, Curtis has quietly released nine consistently exceptional albums of intelligent, wry and witty songs, including 2007's warm, lush Sweet Life. Now it was time to revisit some of her best and best-loved songs and render them as they might be performed in a natural and acoustic "live in the studio" setting.

This new project, arriving August 4 via Compass, teams Curtis with an all-star cast of Nashville players including Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin), Alison Brown (banjo), Todd Phillips (bass), George Marinelli (guitar/mandolin/dobro) and Kenny Malone (percussion). Along with vocal guests Mary Gauthier and Darrell Scott, Curtis breathes new life into some her best work along with some choice covers (including razor-sharp versions of Cat Stevens' "Tuesday's Dead" and the Richard and Linda Thompson classic "Walking On A Wire").