Backed by the likes of Will Kimbrough on guitar and Neilson Hubbard on percussion and vocals who also takes production credits this is a fine piece of work. Elkin wrote all but one of the eleven songs here (the exception being a stripped down version of Paul Simon’s American Tune) which have an intensity that draws the listener in forcing close attention. Always On The Run is a love song about the inability of people to show their feelings a issue also tackled on My Brother Said although this time with a subtlety different twist. Elkin was clearly close to her father and many songs serve as a therapeutic release of her feelings, none more so than And The Birds Came which is a beautiful track detailing dark times but also focussing on the redemption that follows.
A highly emotional and personal offering from Texan based singer songwriter