Zoe Muth 4
Zoe Muth

In the first hour of Silver City Acoustic tonight, at 6 pm, we’re happy to host Seattle’s “own EmmyLou,” Zoe (Zoh-ee) Muth.

Here’s from her press kit:

Whether nailing an upbeat honky-tonk tune or a slow, sad story-song, Zoe Muth’s music is so honest and familiar, you’ll wonder why you haven’t heard it yet. Her self-titled, self-released debut won attention not only from her hometown (Seattle Weekly dubbed her “our own Emmylou”; tastemaker blog Sound on the Sound called her “without doubt, one of the finest songwriters in Seattle”) it also earned praise from the worldwide press. The record landed on No Depression’s annual Reader’s Poll as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2009, while Modern Acoustic magazine called her 2010’s “New Artist of the Year.”Â

On its follow-up, Starlight Hotel (produced by Muth and Martin Feveyear at Seattle’s Jupiter Studios), you can almost feel the wheels turning under the pickup truck. Picture an old country road, flat land on either side and a whole lot of nothing out the window. The mood of the music – and Muth’s narrative lyrics – captures a stark honesty that recalls some of the finest country classics.

Our second guest took another gig when we went off the air last week, and we were unable to replace him, so we’ll probably play some of his music in the second hour along with music by other local musicians – unless a local musician reads this and wants to grab the slot.  Takers?

Tune up and tune in – at KURU 89.1 FM.

Or stream it on GMCR.org.