MSNBC offers a visual taste of 2002 with music and narration. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to punch something. With war very much on the horizon, 2002 looks like a calm before a great storm.
There's a feeling of fine control you get when you listen to a Kim Richey album. Her songs dig outward in two directions from country/americana, into both folk and pop. And her silvery vocals, burnished with a constant, cool vibrato, lack twangy affectation, sounding almost weirdly non-manipulative – to paradoxically emotional effect.