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Kate Maki – Press Quotes


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Kate Maki – Press Quotes
“Like the best country singers, alt or otherwise, Maki's voice is conversational yet somehow self-contained, as if it'd be quite happy talking to itself sitting on an open plain, or whistling to itself behind a wheel.” - Mojo

“She can sell a song with only her voice and an acoustic guitar.” - Pitchfork

“A wild and wondrous depth. A Canadian iconoclast.” - LA Weekly

“There's something disarming about her gently fluttering country-folk delivery.” - Uncut

“An unencumbered singer-songwriter with an easy country-parlour delivery.” - Globe and Mail

“Canada's newly crowned princess of daydreamy songwriting. Somewhere in the magical musical realm of Mazzy Star, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, and Belle & Sebastian.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“It's the kind of music you end up with a crush on and can't wait to play it driving down the highway.” - Edmonton Sun

“Her voice is an instrument of immediate comfort and charm where every utterance is a delight.” - Eye Weekly

“Kate’s a hardy country type of pioneer woman. Her guitar pickin rhythm is like a drum, and she can belt out, even when she is quiet, like a storm. Her music carries its own necessity of illuminating and her songs represent what the Canadians have, a real natural beauty of writing tunes that feel like a friend you’ve never met, but that you’ve known forever.” - Howe Gelb

“The country swagger and sweet sincerity of Johnny Cash and June Carter combined.” - Deadbolt Vancouver

On High is an eclectic buffet of old-time folk/blues and country/rock that’s at times very Giant Sand-like in its idiosyncrasies without sacrificing one whit of Maki’s distinctive personality.” - Harp

“The lovely Western swing found on On High might be best described as a feminine companion piece to Neil Young's Harvest. - American Songwriter

On High is a collection of pastoral country-folk songs that soar with gentle beauty. It reminds me of Iris Dement's classic Infamous Angel. Pure and innocent as Canadian snow. Or something like that.” - NPR's Bruce Warren

“Life and energy, light and hope are Maki’s muses for On High, and even though there are a few shadows lurking in the corners of her music, they just go to show how bright the sun can be if you let it shine through.” - Exclaim

On High assumes a commanding presence, not because it is forceful, but because it is so subtle. It is immediately apparent that there is something special about Maki.” - Music Box

“There's a reason why Maki has collected 'Album of the Year' awards in Northern Ontario each time she sets foot in the studio. There's a reason why talented musicians work with her, and On High gives you eleven reasons why you should listen to her.” - Herohill

“A consistent and rewarding listen from beginning to end, The Sun Will Find Us makes for a most illuminating companion.” - Comes With A Smile

The Sun Will Find Us boasts a warm Big Pink feel from start to finish. Grand yet intimate, these sweeping songs exhibit a newfound sense of clarity and emotinal weight.” - Ottawa Xpress

“Kate Maki deserves our attention, and sooner rather than later - Confusion Unlimited is a great record.” - Americana UK

Confusion Unlimited is a set of homespun alt-country folk-rock ditties that go down easy, like Southern Comfort and root beer.” - Now Toronto

“In her own way, Maki rocks as hard as the fiercest metal band. Anyone that can get an audience stomping their feet and silently swaying in the course of a 20 minute set is well on their way to musical success.” - Chart Attack

“High school teacher by day, singer-songwriter by night Kate Maki comes over as a countrified Neil Young or Jolie Holland and doesn’t need her behaviour management skills to force appreciation from the crowd for a smart and witty performance.” - SoundsXP



“Kate Maki is the real deal. Her no-nonsense style make her songs stand out. It's sure as shootin' you're gonna remember her name.” - Monday Mag


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