Grammy winner and environmental activist Kathy Mattea, known for such classic hits as 18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses, has dreamed quietly about one day recording an album like Coal.
Raised near Charleston, West Virginia, her childhood was steeped in the Appalachian culture and her mining heritage is thick: both her parents grew up in coal camps, her grandfathers were miners, and her mother worked for the local UMWA. But the songs on Coal are more than just mining songs. Mattea says she wanted to pay tribute to 'my place and my people.'
The idea for the Marty Stuart co-produced Coal began to gel during the Sago Mine Disaster, which killed twelve WV miners in 2006. 'I knew then the time was right,' says Mattea.
Singer, songs, producer, and pickers have come together flawlessly to form the bluegrass flavouir of Coal, a career record for Mattea and a great gift for music lovers.
- The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore
- Blue Diamond Mines
- Red-Winged Black Bird
- Lawrence Jones
- Green Rolling Hills
- Coal Tattoo
- Sally In The Garden
- You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
- Dark As A Dungeon
- Coming Of The Roads
- Black Lung
Coal - Kathy Mattea
- Artist: Mattea, Kathy
- Product Code: 689076532600
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