Review of Natalie Maines – Mother (Sony Music Canada)

Natalie MainesIt’s been six years since the world has heard new music from Dixie Chicks vocalist Natalie Maines and so it isn’t all too surprising that she would eventually get around to making a solo record. Co-produced by Ben Harper, Maines surprises and delights with the 10 songs contained on Mother. A collection of carefully crafted covers of Pink Floyd, The Jayhawks and Jeff Buckley as well as some original tracks, Maines forges into musical territory that owes more to roots-rock than anything in the spectrum of country music.