C-ville reviews Golden Hour

Golden Hour/Self-released

Vermont singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty draws you in with her beautiful simplicity. From her confidently understated vocals to the charming mix of folk, Americana and country tunes, her performances are wonderful salt-of-the-earth stuff. Golden Hour, Canty’s second full-length release is proof that less really is more.

Whether reassuring herself in “Vermont” about the never-changing comfort of home, trying to remember the image of a lover who has been taken from her in “Every Day,” or seeking to bring solace to mourners in “Do Not Stand at My Grave,” Canty’s lyrical insight is razor sharp. The imagery in her songs is so rich that you can smell the diesel fuel, feel the rain on your cheeks, and see the sun reflecting off the snow, and this says a lot about her prowess as a lyricist. Golden Hour is truly an experience for all the senses.