The House Carpenter's Daughter
Artist: Natalie Merchant
Format: CD
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Personnel: Natalie Merchant (vocals); Erik Della Penna (guitar, lap steel); Gabriel Gordon (guitar); Richie Stearns (banjo); Judy Hyman (fiddle); Elizabeth Steen (accordion, piano, organ); Allison Miller (drums); The Menfolk (background vocals). Recorded at Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, New York. Includes liner notes by Natalie Merchant.

Mojo (9/03, p.111) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...THE HOUSE CARPENTER'S DAUGHTER is clearly a labour of love....The traditions that birthed these songs may be dying but, as Merchant subtly underlines, their politics are timeless..." Uncut (9/03, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Merchant's rich, expressive voice is imbued with all the awe, dread and authority the material requires..."