Album of the Day
A great talent taken far too soon, San Francisco singer-songwriter Kate Wolf issued half a dozen studio albums before her death from leukemia in 1986. The last of these, POET'S HEART, shows her at her best on nine originals including such beautiful songs as “In China Or A Woman's Heart (There Are Places No One Knows),” “Slender Thread” and the title track. These insightful tales of love and longing are framed by haunting, spare arrangements as Wolf's voice and guitar are joined by skilled string instrumentalists Nina Gerber (mandolin), Mike Auldridge (dobro) and Kim Robertson (harp). Kate Wolf was born on this day in 1942, and the exquisite POET'S HEART shows why she's worth remembering.