Long Night Moon
I first heard Boston-based folk singer-songwriter Catie Curtis back when I was in college; she was new on the scene but clearly on her way up. Curtis's most recent album, Long Night Moon (currently available for $12.97 at Amazon), encompasses a fresh clarity - both in artistry and intention - that makes evident her place in the folk rock genre.
Curtis’s songwriting for this album coincided with her and her partner becoming first time parents to two daughters, and this new role contributed to the album's themes of awareness and connection and making a difference. Of note, the track People Look Around - which addresses the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the necessity to come together during difficult times - took top honors in this year’s International Songwriting Competition.