The Kansas Sessions

Kirsty McGee · 2008

The Kansas Sessions
  • Hobopop Recordings · HPCD004 | HPDL004
  • Formats: CD | DL
  • Produced by Mike West

‘A stunning musical masterpiece that is up there with the best of Eilen Jewel, Devon Sproule and Amy Lavere’ – Maverick

‘The Kansas Sessions’, Kirsty’s fourth full length album, on her own record label, Hobopop Recordings; a company set up to spearhead her own sense of musical fair-trade, is dominated by Kirsty’s clear, intimate, English diction and phrasing, her dark, sometimes macabre, celebrations of life, and Mat Martin’s inspirational musicianship – it was recorded in the United States and is full of joyously engaging songs, shining with American influences.’ – Rough Trade

‘A fine album, and possibly her best so far’ – R2 ****

The Kansas Sessions – Produced by Mike West
Recorded by Mike West at The Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlour, Lawrence, KS, USA
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering
Artwork & Graphic Design: Mat Martin
Photography: Graham Smith

Kirsty McGee: Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Junk
Mat Martin: Banjo, Guitar, Tenor Guitar, Wood Banjo, Banjo Uke, Washboard, Percussion, Junk, Vocal
Katie Euliss: String Bass, Zils, Vocal
Colin Mahoney: Drums, Percussion, Dumbek
Mike West: Mandolin, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Dobro, Jug, Percussion, Junk, Vocal
Larry Maxey: Clarinet
Tom Johnson: Trombone, Vocal

  1. Bonecrusher
  2. Gunsore
  3. Sandman
  4. Sparks
  5. Alibi Blues
  6. No Way To Treat A Friend
  7. Lamb
  8. Killer Wasps
  9. Shame
  10. Dust Devils
  11. The Profit Song
  12. Faith