Fire Mountain is Lynn Patrick's latest offering of burnished folk-pop instrumentals. The music here---about change, passion, transformation and healing---matters, and as always with this artist's work, showcases her formidable guitar prowess. Relying on a diverse range of playing techniques, from soft, melodic finger-picking to bold, rhythmic flat-picking, the melodic narratives transport the listener to emotive psychological landscapes that consistently inspire and uplift.
Patrick's 5th collection of songs is a solid addition to an oeuvre already thematically defined by the enduring power of positive thinking. Down mountain, we celebrate her keen intrapersonal intelligence, reminded that the most personal is also the most universal.---Lainie Marsh