k.d. lang launched her recent album Sing It Loud, with new band The Siss Boom Bang, in a series of small venues — but none were more intimate than KCRW's hour-long private session at Apogee Electronics' Berkeley Street Studio. Seeing a singer of lang's caliber in a small club is simply phenomenal. Her voice is a powerful instrument, and we could really appreciate it in this setting.
Fans of the vintage country sound she explored in her earlier years are justifiably excited about this new album, and the camaraderie she has with her new bandmates creates infectious enthusiasm. This live session, with engineer Bob Clearmountain at the boards, provides a great preview of her latest work. Copyright 2011 KCRW-FM. To see more, visit http://www.kcrw.com.