It's no surprise that yet another good album comes out of San Fransisco, CA. Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibadli, however, raises the bar. Katie is no stranger to music as the owner of her own record label, Living Dream Music, a recording artist and touring performer. On her sixth full-length album, Next Ride Out, she showcases her skills as a true Americana artist.
From the first notes of Say the Word, one can't help but notice Katie's outstanding voice bringing to mind such established acts as Sheryl Crow and Ani DeFranco. Katie's style is very genuine with a little edgy vibe thrown in similar to the grungier Alanis Morisette.
Lyrically, Next Ride Out, stands out from the crowd, giving a well thought out representation of soul, truth and understanding of life. This album is kind of a hybrid of mid 90s rock and true roots americana. It's the kind of music you could easily hear at a huge concert or just as well beside a campfire.
Katie has a very distinct style of her own as demonstrated by Went Too Far (Foot in my Mouth) and the more mellow Falling For You. With a voice you can listen to all day long, Katie Garibaldi has emerged with plenty to say and the skills and musical know-how to create a unique musical art that will be around for generations.
4 out of 5 stars
You can learn more about Katie Garibaldi at www.katiegaribaldi.com