Caitlin Cary And Thad Cockrell, Begonias

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Caitlin Cary is feeling down, and she wants you to know it. On Begonias, her third post-Whiskeytown record and second with Tarheel Thad Cockrell (who produced 2003's I'm Staying Out, Cary occasionally looks on the sunny side (the up-tempo ditty "Don't Make It Better"), but the majority of the album is straight country balladry spiced with weeping pedal steels and harmonies that don't blend so much as commiserate (opener "Two Different Things"). Here's a cure for the muggy blues.