Kate Maki Press Mojo
September 2008

On High * * * *
Kate Maki (OWOM)

Like the best country singers, alt or otherwise, Maki's voice is conversational yet somehow self-contained, as if it'd be quite happy talking to itself sitting on an open plain, or whistling to itself behind a wheel. On sweet melancholy opener "Highway" it shows a weariness beyond the singer's years. Howe Gelb, who produced and guests, adds a solemn eccentricity.

Sylvie Simmons