If there's something vaguely familiar about Kate McDonnell's sensuous style, it's really no wonder. One listen to her haunting new album, Where the Mangoes Are, and echoes of Joni Mitchell and Janis Ian quickly spring to mind as McDonnell's tender yet tenacious delivery leaves a beautiful yet bittersweet afterglow. A winner of several prestigious songwriting awards, she paints from a broad palette, tackling topics such as the social fallout caused by misguided politics and intimately reflecting on the tangles of remorse and unresolved desire. Fortunately though, she's not just another chagrined folkie; her rich, soaring vocals and expansive self-taught guitar style keep audiences engrossed and enthralled.
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Kate McDonnell performs at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Main Street Café, 128 N Krome Ave, Homestead. Tickets cost $12. Call 305-245-7575.