Ksenia Mack | Letters from the Jalopy

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Letters from the Jalopy

by Ksenia Mack

Blasting out the walls of folk and burning the house down.
Genre: Folk: Power-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Trainwrecks and Robberies
3:25 $0.99
2. Claybirds
3:34 $0.99
3. Ghosttown
3:38 $0.99
4. The Other Side
3:41 $0.99
5. Man in the Moon
5:32 $0.99
6. Letters from the Jalopy II (think of me)
4:36 $0.99
7. Leaving Me Because
4:51 $0.99
8. Eyes of the Angels
3:44 $0.99
9. Meryl's Spring
4:33 $0.99
10. Amsterdam
4:38 $0.99
11. Parachute / Last Person Waltz
6:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Say it:

Ksenia Mack is her own woman, and she makes her own highly individual music. She entertains with an honest, emotional glow.

Marilyn Rea Beyer
Music Director, WUMB Radio

Ksenia Mack's "Letters from the Jalopy" is an artfully produced collection of beautiful and thoughtful songs with captivating melodies, sung expertly with intensity and at times whimsy.

Catie Curtis

Ksenia Mack is one of the most creative, imaginative songwriters I have encountered. Her songs take you on journeys to new worlds. The music is fresh, the melodies surprising and satisfying. Each song is a complete and unique experience, delivered by a voice that can caress as well as deliver a powerful punch of emotion. Definitely one of my favorite singer/songwriters.

Jeannie Deva
The Voice Studio

Ksenia Mack is an artist's model-- she captures the spotlight without losing the pure sensuality of her style-- a killer blend!

John Cate
Blue Rose Records recording artist

"Captivating... A clear strong voice, fine sense of dynamics..."

"Distinctive... Blends cynicism and comic relief..."

"Exciting... a continually evolving performer..."

Blasting out the walls of folk...and burning the house down!

By the age of twenty, Ksenia had already been the opening act for Arlo Guthrie, and a regular opening act for the Connecticut famed Shaboo All Stars. While studying classical guitar at the University of Connecticut, Ksenia was established as a contemporary performer in every music hall in the Central Connecticut area.

Brandishing a degree in classical guitar, Ksenia left Connecticut to pursue a full-time career as a songwriter in Boston. As a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and studio musician, Ksenia has a point-blank, brilliant performance style that is unrivaled in today's "new folk" era.

She has opened for artists such as
Willie Nelson
Indigo Girls
Patty Griffin
Warren Zevon
Marc Cohn
Patty Larkin
The Guess Who
The McGarrigle Sisters
Robert Cray
Bill Morrisey
Marti Jones
Arlo Guthrie
Jennifer Kimball
Paula Poundstone
Burne Sisters

Co-Billed With

Catie Curtis
Martin Sexton
Patty Griffin
Robin Lane
Amy Fairchild
Cosy Sheridan
Laurie Geltman

Awards include; finalist in 1998 Lilith Fair Competition, Winner of the first annual Nightstage Musical Competition, TV and radio appearances, and also finalist, Best Local Folk Act Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best music poll.



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S. Donovan Mulaney

This woman's got a mochaccino in her voice and lightning in her hands.
Letters from the Jalopy is a self-produced studio album from guitar-teacher and folk-singer, Ksenia Mack. Mack's voice has at times the lilt of Joni Mitchell, the warm low tones of kd Lang, and the blues of old Bonnie Raitt, her style blends such disparate influences with old-fashioned songwriting and scorching guitar-work. She's more incredible in her live performances than on this album, but Jalopy's well worth a listen.

Lang Allen

Great listening and thought-provoking
This is a surprising and delightful album. Ksenia Mack's voice is both soothing and edgy -- provoking one to think about relationships. This will be an album that stands the test of time.

The Manly Man

A must listen!
I love this CD. There are certain songs like Man on the Moon and Meryl's Spring that enchant. They make you play them over and over to digest each turn of phrase and word. Spiritual and mystical.
Then there are the songs that rock, or hit you with folksy pathos. It's all here in a veritable greatest hits of Ksenia.

Joe Coughlin, The Noise

Equal parts aching, sexy, been-there and comforting....
[October 15, 2003]
I'll be danged. Another roots-type act which doesn't bite it in the least. It had gotten to where I dreaded even opening the things anymore, thinkin' this town can only support x-amount of decent acts in a given genre. And I saw the song titles, with the trainwrecks and robberies and ghost towns and waltzes. And there was this happy kinda slickness permeating things which put me off. And frankly, I'm even biased toward people with funny names. Fact is, I'll listen to this more than anything else for the next several weeks. Turns out those titles were largely metaphorical, thank Christ. Smooth-glidin' melodies carry non-stupid lyrics atop thoughtful, economical arrangements. And it's never over-wrought, like so many "sensitive" types are. There are even some odd sonic surprises tossed in to throw ya. But it's Mack's voice that nails it. Equal parts aching, sexy, been-there and comforting, she makes it feel like an ice cube to the forehead on a sweltering day. I'd tell you how it honest-to-God affects certain parts of my anatomy, but I've found that total strangers don't wanna hear about that shit for some reason. Oh well.