CD Review: "Chances"
June 10, 2008
by Ross Rice, editor, Roll Magazine
Switching easily between acoustic guitar and banjo with a distinctive frailing style, Kelleigh McKenzie supports her impressively supple wide-ranged voice, wrapping that voice around some truly classic sounding songs. Producing in tandem with partner and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Michne, and performing with a confidence that is on par with Joni Mitchell and Nanci Griffiths, McKenzie brings the songwriting goods with standouts "Gin" and "Call It A Day" that make you stop what you're doing to pay attention. McKenzie apparently has recently weathered an unwanted hiatus of almost a decade due to a mysterious ailment that left her wracked with pain and unable to play music. This CD does have a sense of making up for lost time. She does indeed - one of this year's best.