Against the Muse

by Salt of the Earth

Released 2005
Released 2005
The Debut Album by Salt of the Earth. Includes the story-filled song, "Mary's Hope."
“…with a stripped to the bone sound that relies on the plaintive beauty of Reif’s limpid voice that’s never crowded by backing that manages to be both rich and subdued, apart from Patty Griffin’s Long Ride Home, Reif wrote all 14 quietly beautiful songs. There’s no flash, twang and thunder here, as Reif says in the (minimalist) one sheet, “Sit back and listen to the music. That’s all there is”
4 out of 5 ****flowers

John Conquest, Third Coast Music, San Antonio, TX, March, 2005