Featuring Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Dirk Powell, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Michael McGoldrick, Phil Cunningham and many others.
Heidi Talbot is one of the most gifted singers to emerge in Celtic music in recent years. Her talents were introduced to American audiences during her stint as vocalist for Cherish the Ladies and, over the course of three solo albums, she has established her place as a leading voice in the genre. On her 4th solo album, she teams up again with producer and husband John McCusker to deliver her most engaging set yet. Angels Without Wings draws on an outstanding cast of singers and musicians, including Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Dirk Powell, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, flute/whistle virtuoso Michael McGoldrick, Phil Cunningham and many others. Throughout, Talbot’s beguiling, crystal clear soprano is transcendent; stand out tracks include the Boo Hewerdine penned “My Sister The Moon” and the lilting “Will I Ever Get to Sleep.”
Born in the rural village of Kill, County Kildare, Talbot has earned comparisons to Alison Krauss, Kirsty MacColl, Norah Jones, Eddi Reader and Mary Black. The tracks here are uplifting, yet poignant. New York Times critic Jon Pareles may have put it best when he wrote “Heidi Talbot sings in a voice that’s both awestruck and tender.”
“Heidi Talbot sings in a voice that’s both awestruck and tender.” —The New York Times
“A tremendous singer!” —Irish Edition
“Heidi Talbot’s dusky voice occasionally evokes Norah Jones in its intimacy and honesty.” —Acoustic Guitar Magazine