Right Out of Nowhere

Right Out of Nowhere

by Kathy Mattea


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Right Out of Nowhere

Emerging from two years of personal traumas (her parents' deaths, the near-breakup of a lengthy marriage), Kathy Mattea has transformed her crises into the most moving album of her estimable career. Right Out of Nowhere explores commitment, love, a loved one's departure, and spiritual longing. The acoustic-rooted small combo behind her only enhances the intimate nature of Mattea's performances, as she delves into some dark, dour, Nebraska-style ruminations on fate and tragedy and comes to a place of hope and light. The inner conflict is best embodied in a driving arrangement of the Stones' "Gimme Shelter," rendered as a rich, roiling mix of mandolin, tambourine, acoustic guitar, organ, and flute trills. On a cautionary note, the southern soul and gospel flavors of "Hurt Some," coupled to Mattea's sultry, Wynonna-like reading, lend a lived-in wisdom to a treatise advising women on the necessity of working at love, no matter the inevitable pain. "Live It," a sturdy shuffle bolstered by pedal steel and triumphant choruses, finds Mattea again singing forcefully about going for broke in matters of the heart. In "Only Heaven Knows," deliberately rendered verses and surging choruses emphasize a positive lyric about forgiveness in the face of unpredictable misfortune. Wrap it up with some stinging southern gospel, complete with a rumbling female backing chorus intoning the title sentiment on "Wade in the Water," and both Right Out of Nowhere and a blossoming Kathy Mattea find redemption.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
Label: Narada
UPC: 0724387573628
catalogNumber: 75736

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kathy Mattea   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Human Whistle
Suzy Bogguss   Background Vocals
Jim Brock   Percussion,Drums,Cajon,Jaw Harp,Knee Slaps
Paul Martin   Vocals
Mick Conley   Toy Piano
Bill Cooley   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Jim Hoke   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Randy Leago   Harmonica,Percussion,Accordion,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Sitar,Wurlitzer
Darrell Scott   Background Vocals
Randy Sharp   Background Vocals
Carson Whitsett   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Shirley Settles   Background Vocals
Rick Blackwell   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Terry Wilson   Background Vocals
Calvin Settles   Background Vocals
Odessa Settles   Background Vocals
Settles Connection   Background Vocals
Steve Sturm   Steel Guitar
Todd Suttles   Background Vocals
Paul Martin   Accordion,Background Vocals
Eamonn O'Rourke   Fiddle,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Skip Ewing   Composer
Kathy Mattea   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Whistle
John Fogerty   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Jon Vezner   Composer
Mick Conley   Engineer,Audio Production
Bill Cooley   Arranger
Angela Kaset   Composer
J.D. Martin   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Darrell Scott   Composer
Maia Sharp   Composer
Christine Kane   Composer
Tia Sillers   Composer
Jamie Houston   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Steven Bliss   Composer
Bob Halligan   Composer

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