Look out for a new star in the pantheon of great Irish singers. With the release of her new album THE LAST STAR, Heidi Talbot is truly set to shine. She first gained recognition during the five years spent as lead singer with the all female Irish-American super group Cherish the Ladies, quickly followed by high praise for her two previous solo outings, Distant Future (2004) and In Love + Light (2008). On THE LAST STAR, Talbot applies her talents to a broader, bolder musical canvas accompanied by a stellar cast of guests musicians including vocalists Eddi Reader and Karine Polwart, vocalist/guitarist Kris Drever, guitarist Boo Hewerdine, fiddler/producer John McCusker and flute/whistle virtuoso Michael McGoldrick.
Born in the rural village of Kill, County Kildare, Talbot possesses a voice that is at once exquisitely expressive, honeyed and ardent, and which has earned her comparisons to Alison Krauss, Kirsty MacColl, Norah Jones, Eddi Reader and Mary Black. 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