New Celtic-flavored songs and more from Michigan
The Celtic-influenced Michigan roots music of Detroit native Kitty Donohoe has been praised in Sing Out! for its "intelligent, literate songwriting infused with an inherent optimism." Over the years Kitty has opened for a variety of artists, from Doc Watson to David Bromberg, from Bruce Cockburn to Cheryl Wheeler‑and in 2008 she and sideman David Mosher took the stage at an Obama rally just before Bruce Springsteen. Her song "There Are No Words," written on September 11, 2001, has been performed by numerous other songwriters and has taken on a life of its own. Rich Warren of WFMT radio in Chicago has included Kitty on his list of the 50 most significant songwriters in the last 50 years. She has some great seasonal songs like "Winter Dark" that may be making an appearance on tonight's show.