No Love Lost is an album from singer/songwriter/guitarist Kate Schutt, a U.S citizen living in Guelph, Ontario, Canada since 2005 Schutt offers a variety of moods, and her writing is always sharp regarding the state of her heart, via some tunes of love--some unrequited and some rather active. The overall mood of the album echoes the work of vocalist Madeleine Peyroux, who has achieved enormous success, as well as a drop of Norah Jones insofar as arrangement and delivery. The opening, low-key How Much in Love" sports minimal accompaniment--Schutt's guitar backed by viola and cello. The mood ...read more
The debut studio recording of American singer-songwriter/guitarist Kate Schutt combines old school gypsy jazz aesthetics and Schutt's wise, original words, persuasive melodies and economic arrangements. Schutt, who relocated to Guelph, Ontario and produced this fine recording, offers ten well-articulated and melodic song-stories, which cover different but never simple aspects of love. One bold cover that stands out is Sheila E's Glamorous Life."
Schutt's main collaborators are Newfoundlanders, guitarist Duane Andrews bringing with him a Django gypsy jazz feel accompanied and often complimented by trumpeter Patrick Boyle. Schutt's sweet, warm voice and clear phrasing command attention for the universal ...read more