Kate Campbell, Wandering Strange

Ann Powers

By Ann Powers

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

The gospel music legacy comes with plenty of holy baggage; it's a true challenge to wring songs like "The King's Business" free of piety and politics. Southern folkie Campbell managed by enlisting soul's legendary Muscle Shoals band and adding some heartrending originals to the mix. This is Sunday music, for sure, but as good at home in the kitchen as in church.