Seams of My Heart
Americana Gazette review August, 2010 by Andy Ziehli This is the first release by Kaia Fowler, who moved to Whitewater in 2003, and it's a good one. Fowler has been making the Folk circuit in Southeast Wisconsin for the past couple years, slowly making a name for herself. Seams of My Heart is a flawless CD, one of the best local CD's I have heard in a long time. Recorded by Pat Lilley at Nexus Studios in Waukesha, this CD is well put together with fantastically written songs. Outstanding cuts include 'Ask the Night,' 'Let Him Be,' and 'Feelin' Alright' which is my favorite cut of the 12 on this CD. Each song is very well written, with a true authenticity of life to them. You can picture yourself or someone you know in each story line. When a CD is as sparsely orchestrated as Seams of my Heart is, the lyrics need to help carry the load, and they do. Fowler is a tremendous lyricist. Her lyrics paint pictures and her musical notes add the color to her songs. She wrote all the songs on this CD, and she deserves all the credit for creating such works of art. Helping Fowler out on this recording were Randy Sabien on fiddle and mandolin, Paul Bast on resonator guitar, Jeremy Reutebuch on Djimbe drum, Sam Steffke on keyboards, and Kendra Steube on cello. Each of theses fine musicians adds their own flavor to this musical mix with fantastic results. I really really like this CD. I have seen Fowler live, and her performances are true to this recording. There were not a lot of studio tricks here. Just great songs, performed by great musicians and that equals a great recording. Watch for Fowler playing in your area. She deserves a shot at bigger things. This CD should do the trick.