Kris Delmhorst – Long Day in the Milky Way

Album Review | Big Bean Music | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

‘Long day in the Milky Way’, is the opening lyric to this new album by the Brooklyn-born singer songwriter Kris Delmhorst, a line from “Wind’s Gonna Find a Way”, the lead song.  Now based in Massachusetts, Kris Delmhorst delivers twelve predominantly self-penned songs, with the exception of a fine reading of the Rickie Lee Jones song “The Horses”, which retains some of the author’s soulful delivery here. 

Recorded in an old farmhouse in rural Maine, Long Day in the Milky Way is Delmhorst’s eighth full-length album to date and brings together a team of choice musicians, with an emphasis on collaboration.  The songs were written for the most part at a retreat in New Hampshire, where a collaborative atmosphere was forged, notably with a handful of empathetic voices that give this album its spark, namely Rose Polenzani, Rose Cousins and Annie Lynch.

Choice Track: Secret Girl (NSV 509)