On the Ollabelle website, McBain speaks of "the history of the music, the care and the thought and the love that's gone into the music. I'd like the music to make people feel good or happy or sad or whatever, but that the music makes them feel something that's deep. It also feels very supportive, like someone's putting a coat around you. There's love and support and warmth."
Well said. And this is definitely comfort-food music: exhilarating and hopeful and filled with the juicy vibrations of thick, slathered-on harmonies. You can hear them for yourself on Monday, October 25, when Ollabelle comes to the Ark.
[Originally published in October, 2004.]