New York Times: I'm With Her, Three Americana Virtuosos

new york times I'm with her review
Lead vocals revealed distinctive voices: Ms. Watkins’s plaintive clarity, Ms. O’Donovan’s tremulous warmth, Ms. Jarosz’s hint of bluesiness. But when the three women sang together, their voices became one instrument, sharing every breath. There were two-part and three-part vocal harmonies that could be sweetly ethereal, or as tightly in tandem as country sibling teams like the Everly Brothers, or as hearty as mountain gospel. There were brisk, zigzagging, bluegrass-based tunes shared in precise unison by Ms. Watkins’s fiddle and Ms. Jarosz’s mandolin over Ms. O’Donovan’s rhythm guitar. There were toe-tapping banjo songs, like the trio’s version of John Hiatt’s “Crossing Muddy Waters.” And there were hushed ballads, like Ms. Jarosz’s “Run Away,” which connected deep Celtic roots to haunted private thoughts.
— New York Times