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Take Me Home Again, Kathleen

An American living in London, Kathleen Haskard, offers a reminder that straying far from our roots is a beautiful but bittersweet thing

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by Peter Williams, for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2008
Produced by the legendary Chuck Prophet, Don't Tell was widely acclaimed upon its release in the UK last year.

Kathleen Haskard,
Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles


Photos by Peter Williams
Story LamontPaul

Kathleen Haskard is in the US for a handful of dates to tie in with the American release of her album Don't Tell (Nine Mile). Produced by the legendary Chuck Prophet, Don't Tell has been widely acclaimed since it's release in the UK last year.

In the relaxed setting of Genghis Cohen, over on Fairfax and Melrose, Kathleen punctuated her solo acoustic set, drawn predominantly from Don't Tell, with pithy anecdotes and witty asides. I mean, really, that Keith Urban story... I have a more tenuous Keith Urban story, well more of a Nicole story really, and how I was fired from my last job for insisting upon a full breast exam after her nipple rings set off the security alarms at the LAX. I still feel a keen sense of injustice over that.

Meanwhile back at Gengis Cohen, Kathleen was busy taking back Pearl Necklaces for ladies... And if you weren't there, don't doubt it for a moment, for if anyone possesses the tunes to surmount that monumental challenge, then the incomparable Kathleen Haskard does. She's changing worlds with her songs.

Kathleen haskardKathleen Haskard, hands

Kathleen haskardon a rocking acoustic show

Kathleen haskardwith a hint of Nudie Style

Kathleen haskardand a cappella moments

Kathleen haskardat the Genghis Cohen

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